Awards and Accreditations

Bath Record Office: Archives and Local Studies was awarded Archive Service Accreditation in March 2021.

  • Archive Service Accreditation is the UK standard for archive services.  It defines good practice and identifies agreed standards within the archive sector.
  • It is a UK wide quality standard which offers a benchmark for gauging performance, recognising achievement and driving improvement within the archives sector.
  • Archive Service Accreditation is awarded by the UK Archive Service Accreditation Committee, representing the entire archive sector.
  • Archive Service Accreditation is supported by a UK-wide partnership of The National Archives, National Records of Scotland, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, the Welsh Government through its Museums Archives and Libraries Wales Division, Archives and Records Association (UK & Ireland), Scottish Council on Archives, and Archives and Records Council Wales.

Bath Record Office's archive holdings are Designated as a Collection of Outstanding Importance. This award reflects the significance of the archives we hold - only a handful of other local authority record offices in the UK have their collections designated in this way.

We were awarded Customer Service Excellence in 2009 as part of Bath and North East Somerset Council's Heritage Services.