North East Wales Archives is now open

The archives at Ruthin and Hawarden are now open. The Hawarden branch will be open on Thursdays and the Ruthin branch will be open on Fridays from 15th April 2021. The same pre-booking requirements that were in place before Christmas will be in place for the foreseeable future.

These include;

  • Booking ahead, with at least 72 hours’ notice. Limited search-room places are available
  • Pre-booking, preferably using our website at
  • Opening times are 10am-12.45pm for the morning session and 1.45pm-4.30pm for the afternoon session
  • Up to 10 documents can be viewed per session, all documents must be pre-ordered

We have the following practices in place, to help protect our customers and staff;

  • Tables have been spaced out according to social distancing guidance;
  • No access to the paper catalogues or local studies library;
  • The search-room counter will be protected with a Perspex screen;
  • Toilets will be open on a one-in, one-out basis. Please use cleaning products provided;
  • Face masks are mandatory, unless you are exempt.

For more information see our webpage on planning your visit.

We look forward to welcoming our researchers return back to our offices.

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