Bath Record Office is currently closed but we are planning a safe reopening. Although we are closed for research appointments, we are able to respond to enquiries by email, phone or post.

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A researcher in the serach room


We do our best to meet visitors' access requirements, so please do not hesitate to ask if there is anything we can do to help you when you visit. When we reopen we will change our access guidance to provide a safe service.

The Record Office is located in the Guildhall, which has steps up to the main entrance door.  There is a level-access entrance to the left of the steps, just inside the entrance to the market. Enter the gateway into the market and immediately on your right you will find a door with an intercom to call the Guidlhall reception staff.

Inside the Guildhall, the Record Office is situated in the basement, and access is via stairs. For users who require level access, we will be happy to bring to a ground floor room documents and other resources  - please contact us before visiting, so that we can make the necessary arrangements.

There is a lift which visitors who find stairs difficult may use, but in the event of a fire alarm the lift cannot be used and all visitors will need to leave the building by a short flight of stairs.

An accessible toilet is available on the ground floor of the Guildhall.

Please make an appointment if you are planning to visit the Record Office, and let us know your access requirements when you make your booking.