Durham County Record Office

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County Hall

  • Phone: 03000 267619

Durham County Record Office is responsible for collecting and preserving documents relating to County Durham and Darlington and for making those records available to as wide an audience as possible. You can visit the record office in person, or make use of our enquiry service. Over 40,000 images are available to view on our website. Exhibitions of archives are displayed in the record office entrance, in libraries and community venues. See www.durhamatwar.org.uk for HLF funded First World War project

Further information

Opening Hours:

Monday 8.45am-4.45pm Tuesday 8.45am-4.45pm Wednesday 8.45am-8.00pm You must make an appointment to consult documents or microfilms in the Record Office. The number of places available is limited and an appointment ensures that a microfilm reader or table space will be available. As we are very busy at present, we recommend that you make an appointment at least two weeks in advance. Closed Thurs-Sun. We are also closed on public holidays - please see our website for details or call us.


Access in person is free of charge. Charges apply to copies, research service, group visits and talks.

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