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Nottinghamshire Archives houses archives for the county of Nottinghamshire, the city of Nottingham, the diocese of Southwell & Nottingham, and other local bodies, families and individuals.Front of Nottinghamshire Archives

  • Archives are original documents produced by official bodies, societies and individuals that are no longer in current use
  • The documents range from the 12th to the 21st centuries
  • They include official and privately-owned archives
  • Most archives are unique and have to be housed in secure conditions and handled with care
  • Many archives have been copied onto microfiche in order to save wear and tear on the originals
  • An online catalogue is available on our web site
  • Contact details are available on our contact archives page.

Featured News ItemsAn Archives' workshop

Autumn programme of events

There is a whole new range of exciting new events taking place this autumn at Nottinghamshire Archives!

  • Our popular series of lunchtime talks returns, this year on the theme of photography
  • Why not see behind the scenes on one of our Thursday tours?
  • Explore all about settlement records and workhouses on our Poor Law workshop in September
  • In October, find out about Cemeteries in Nottinghamshire and how you can find out where your ancestors are buried
  • Explore the exciting new world of digital archives in our November workshop
  • Get in the festive spirit with our Christmas Diary readings

Find out more and how to book on our archives' events page.

Other news items

Volunteering at Archives

Manorial Documents Register now online

New competition for young people

New opening times

Fees and charges

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