North Yorkshire County Record Office

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Malpas Road
North Yorkshire

The North Yorkshire County Record Office was established in 1949 and now occupies purpose-adapted premises, storing millions of documents in line with British Standard 5454, and making them available for a wide range of uses, from legal enquiries, to education and enjoyment. The Record Office offers a source of expertise in record keeping for the County Council and the people of North Yorkshire.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Mon, Tues, Thurs 08.50-16.45 Weds 09.30-20.45 Fri 08.50-16.15 First Sat of most months, 09.30-16.15 Closed Sun, Bank Holidays and one week each November.


Free access for personal visitors

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Education facilities available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Library with public access
  • Mail order service available
  • Meeting room available
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Refreshments
  • Research facilities for academics
  • Study facilities
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to all public areas

Facilities information:

Large public searchroom Microfilm readers and reader printers Electronic document magnifier WiFi Internet access Exhibition area Tea room for visitors' use Meeting room for hire


  • Academic publications and resources available
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • General guide to collections available
  • Information point provided
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Printed/audio-visual information available for schools
  • Public access available to collections information
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Specialist publications on collections available
  • Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students

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