Nottinghamshire Archives News


Nottinghamshire Archives set to re-open

Bookmark and Share Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Nottinghamshire Archives reopens on 28 April 2015, following a £2.5m investment to refurbish and extend the archives building, preserving the county’s rich heritage for future generations.

Your new look archives building now includes: 

  • additional space to accommodate new archives for decades to come, including specialist storage for photographs and digital media
  • a computerised building management system
  • an additional new meeting room/multi-purpose learning space
  • improved computer suite for accessing digital heritage, with free public wi-fi throughout the building.

Opening times will be: 
Tuesdays 9am – 7pm
Wednesdays - Fridays 9am – 5pm 
Saturdays 9am – 1pm 

Archives documents

Archives Fun Open Day

2 May, 9am – 4pm

Join us to celebrate the re-opening with entertainment and activities for all the family, including:

  • 9am onwards Explore the new building, with a display of archives
  • 10.30am Official opening ceremony
  • 11am – 3pm Family activities: seal making, design your own coat of arms, dress up in historical costumes
  • 11.45am onwards Tours of the new building, go behind the scenes to discover more of the changes
  • 1pm Talk about historical fiction by writer Judith Alnatt 

Please come along and see what your new archives building has to offer, everyone is welcome!

What’s On at the Archives

We are pleased to announce our exciting new events programme for visitors old and new to find out more about fascinating subjects throughout history– from roundheads and cavaliers to famous Nottinghamshire brands. Download a copy of the Archives What’s On guide.

Costumed man at Archives

Group Visits

We are taking bookings for private group visits featuring talks about the archives and tours around the new building: £40 for an hour long visit, £45 for an hour and a half. Contact us for more information or to make a booking: email 0115 958 1634.

Room Hire

Looking for a great space to hold a meeting or event in an inspiring setting? Nottinghamshire Archives has contemporary rooms to hire, with free wi-fi and refreshment making facilities. Contact us to find out more: 
email 0115 958 1634.

You may also be interested in...

History Fair Web banner

Free fun for all the family with craft demonstrations, local history displays, screenings of bygone footage and children’s activities PLUS meet real owls.

Bookmark and Share