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Opening times for the Northamptonshire Record Office

Our opening times

You do not need to make an appointment to visit us.

Day Opening times
Monday Closed
Tuesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 10:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday

First of each month only: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Christmas and New Year opening times 2014/15

Day Opening times
Monday 22 December Closed
Tuesday 23 December 9:00am - 4:00pm
Christmas Eve 9:00am - 4:00pm
Christmas Day Closed
Boxing Day Closed 
Saturday 27 December

Closed

Monday 29 December Closed
Tuesday 30 December 9:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday 31 December 9:00am - 4:00pm
New Years Day Closed
Friday 2 January 10:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday 3 January 9:00am - 4:00pm

 

Requesting original documents

It's great looking at original documents, and the Northamptonshire Record Office has many fascinating collections. You can submit up to four document request slips for each collection time below. However, we sometimes need to reduce the number of requests each person can submit at each collection during very busy days. We aim to have retrieved the documents for you from our repositories within 30 minutes, but we will let you know if there will be a delay.

 date  Document collection times Last collection time
Tuesday 

9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:15. 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30

4:00pm
Wednesday 

9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:15. 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30

4:00pm
Thursday

9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:15. 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30

4:00pm
Friday

10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:15. 2:00, 2:30

3:00pm
Saturday (first of the month only)

9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:15. 2:00, 2:30

3:00pm

You are welcome to order up to eight original documents in advance of your visit by completing the enquiry form on our contact us page. Please let us have this request at least one working day before you visit, so that we can have the documents ready for you when you arrive. Documents requested with less than one working day's notice may not be ready for you when you arrive, though we will do our best to do so.

Sometimes we will not be able to produce a document because it is too fragile or damaged. When this is the case, we will let you know if we can make it available by other means, such as a digital image. When we can make a digital image of the documents, we would not be able to do this on the same day. Other records may be subject to a legal closure period because of the sensitive nature of their content.

We may, on occasion, give access to uncatalogued material, but customers using such records may be asked to do so under special conditions. The provision of uncatalogued or unnumbered material will be at the discretion of the staff member on duty.

When you have finished looking at original documents

Documents should be returned to the trolley by the staff desk in the Searchroom when you have finished with them. Any documents that are required again the following day may be placed on reserve for you. Please ask a member of staff to do this when you return them.

When you are ready to leave, please reclaim your CARN ticket or day ticket from a member of staff in the Searchroom. The staff at the Reception desk will ask to see your ticket when you leave.

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