Talks and Visits

Following Government advice on the coronavirus, we are now closed. Please do not visit us until further notice.

We will shortly start offering a full remote enquiry service, including copies and research. A further update will be posted during the week commencing 6th July 2020.

We do still have access to our social media feeds so please contact us on Twitter and Facebook if you have an enquiry and we will do our best to help. See the links at the top and bottom of the web page to access our social media feeds.

We will aim to update our website and social media feeds as best we can as things change.

Please do not travel to us and adhere to official advice to protect yourselves and others: Public Health England

Hearing about the BRO and seeing what we do


We can provide talks to groups on how to use us with emphasis on family or local history research. We can also offer talks on other subjects of interest on request.

We ask for a minimum donation of £50 for our talks.


We can arrange for small groups to have a tour of the Record Office. This is an opportunity to learn at first-hand how the office works.

The visit may include an introductory welcome, an exhibition of original documents and a behind-the-scenes tour. Please discuss your requirements with the member of staff who is hosting the visit.

The minimum size of group that can be accepted is 10, the maximum 30, depending on staff availability and the nature of the visit.

We ask for a minimum donation of £50 for our visits.

Arranging a talk or visit

Requests and arrangements should be made in writing. Get in touch via the Contact Us page. Please note that due to demand, visits usually need to be booked several months in advance.

We regret that we are unable to arrange more than one talk or visit for any one group per year.