Welcome to the Norfolk Record Office blog!
The Norfolk Record Office operates from three venues and runs events all over the county. Our main base is The Archive Centre, next to County Hall, but we also have resources and staff at Norfolk Heritage Centre inside the Millennium Library (also open until 8pm Mon-Fri and 9-5pm Sat) and at King’s Lynn Borough Archive. You can also use some of our resources in local studies libraries around the county, too.
Norfolk Record Office preserves Norfolk records from the late eleventh century onwards and makes them accessible to everyone, for free. The Archives, comprising millions of documents, come from families and individuals, local authorities, churches, schools and hospitals.
The National Archives (TNA) has awarded the NRO the status of a four-star archive, the highest rating, and approval as a record office which meets TNA’s Standard for Record Repositories.
In 2005, the NRO’s entire archive collections were ‘Designated’ as being of outstanding national and international importance by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA).
This blog will keep up to date with what’s happening at NRO venues and elsewhere around the county, including:
- NRO news
- upcoming events
- new accessions
- cataloguing projects
- volunteer updates
- interesting things spotted in the searchroom
- education and outreach activities
- reports from school visits
- downloadable holiday activity sheets
- new research guides and helpful information
- collection care
- staff updates