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Visit

Bath Record Office: Archives and Local Studies will re-open on Tuesday 8 December. You can now book your visit with us!

About your visit 

Due to the current situation we have made changes to the way we operate including mandatory face coverings, rigorous cleaning of public spaces and quarantine systems for documents.

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.

You will notice other changes too, including hand-sanitiser stations, screens, signage and floor guides, which are intended to ensure a safe environment for visitors and staff.

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, you are required to wear a face covering when visiting the Guildhall and during your visit to 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 live in a local lockdown area, 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.

We are advising you to follow the government guidance depending on which tier you are in. For people living in tier 3 this is the advice:

“Avoid travelling to other parts of the UK, including for overnight stays other than where necessary, such as for work, education, youth services, to receive medical treatment, or because of caring responsibilities. You can travel through other areas as part of a longer journey” https://www.gov.uk/guidance/local-restriction-tiers-what-you-need-to-know#very-high-alert