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Two researchers in the Record Office searchroom.


Appointments are available on Tuesday to Friday at 10am-1pm or 2pm-5pm (4.30pm Friday). Please book your appointment at least 48 hours in advance.

About your visit 

In order to maintain a safe environment for visitors and staff you must wear a face covering when at Bath Record Office. We are still limiting the number of spaces available per session but we are allowing access to all resources including computer and microfilms.

As space is limited we can only allow one person per booking for every research appointment.

We are now issuing all visitors with membership cards. These are free although replacement cards will incur a small fee. When you book your visit, we will request your details so that you can be added to our membership database. Please see here for further details about our new membership card system.

Please see our reopening page and FAQs for further guidance.


Essential information

Please wear a face covering - for your safety and the safety of other visitors and of staff, we would strongly prefer you to wear a face covering when visiting the Record Office.

An appointment must be made at least 48 hours before visiting.

• Documents and books should be pre-ordered where possible.

• Contact information must be provided at the point of booking.

• Please bring identification with you on your first visit.

Please do not book if you have any symptoms of Coronavirus (Covid-19), if you are awaiting a test result, or if you have been contacted by NHS Test and Trace.

Please email [email protected] to book your appointment and order your documents.