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Durham County Record Office: the official archive service for County Durham and Darlington

Opening times

The table below shows our regular opening times.

Please be aware that the Record Office is closed on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and all public holidays.

You can still contact us by telephone or email on Thursdays and Fridays. 

WeekdayWe open atWe close at
Monday8.45am4.45pm
Tuesday8.45am4.45pm
Wednesday8.45am8.00pm
Thursdayclosedclosed
Fridayclosedclosed

The Record Office also closes for two weeks before Christmas, and between Christmas and New Year, to allow for stocktaking and building closure. 

This year the search room will close at 8.00pm on Wednesday 5 December 2018 and reopen at 8.45am on Thursday 3 January 2019.