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Opening hours

The Record Office is open for research from Tuesday to Friday each week, except the third full week of the month.

Please note that Bath Record Office will be closed from Friday 14 April - Monday 5 June 2017 inclusive for redecoration. We will be answering email and telephone enquiries, but there will be no access to original records. We apologise for the inconvenience this will cause, but look forward to welcoming you back to the redecorated public rooms on Tuesday 6th June.

Our Opening Hours for the first, second, fourth and fifth weeks of the month are:

Monday Closed  
Tuesday 09.00-13.00 14.00-17.00
Wednesday 09.00-13.00 14.00-17.00
Thursday 09.00-13.00 14.00-17.00
Friday 09.00-1300 14.00-16.30



For the third full week of every month we are closed for 'Collections Weeks', as follows

16-20 January 2017
20-24 February 2017
20-24 March 2017
17-21 April 2017
15-19 May 2017
19-23 June 2017
17-21 July 2017
21-25 August 2017
18-22 September 2017
16-20 October 2017
20-24 November 2017
18-22 December 2017


In 'Collections Weeks' we carry out vital work on the collections of records we hold, in order to make them available for people to use.  We can't do this work while we are open to the public, as we have only a very small staff. Find out more about 'Collections Weeks', and what we have achieved in them.