The Record Office is a service provided by Leicestershire County Council in partnership with Leicester City Council and Rutland County Council.

Whether you are looking for resources for a local study, school or university project, or researching your family tree or house history, the Record Office can help. With their extensive collection of archives, books, newspapers, maps, photographs, videos and sound recordings which date from the Domesday Book to yesterday, you're sure to find something which can enlighten, whatever the topic. 

Access to the collections is freely available to everyone and staff are on hand to help you find the information you need. 



The county and city archives have had bookbinder conservators working with them since the beginning of the service in 1947. Today, the unit helps to conserve paper documents, parchment, seals, photographs, map/plans, tracings, bookbinding and ensure the proper packaging and display of archives.


The Record Office offers physical and digital copies of items in their collections including printouts from family search websites (e.g. Find My Past, Ancestry), newspaper articles, parish registers, wills etc., subject to copyright and other restrictions. 

Research and Consultation

Archivists on site can offer expert advice on where to take your own research next. If you are really stuck, they offer personalised consultations where they can offer professional advice on your research and where to look next.

If you are not able to visit The Record Office, they may still be able to help you by spending up to an hour searching in the physical or digital records on your behalf. 

Contact the Leicester Record Office

Tel: 0116 257 1080


Address: Long Street, Wigston Magna, Leicestershire, LE18 2AH