About us

800 years of Northamptonshire’s history, people and places, all under one roof.

We are home to a breathtaking collection of documents, drawings, maps and photographs and our mission is to preserve and make them available to the public. You can visit without an appointment and the majority of our documents are available to see up close.

Why would you visit us?

 

People come to us for a variety of reasons:

  • family trees
  • local history research
  • academic studies
  • to follow up an interest in an historic topic

Some of our records are very old, with calligraphy and illumination that will amaze you. Some records are quite modern, including official records and local photographs.

How much does it cost to visit the record office?

It is free to visit us, and free to see documents. Some additional services, such as digital images carry a small fee. View our fees and charges page to view our research service prices. 

There are a small amount of rules you’ll need to follow when you visit us. They are just to protect the documents and we will explain them to you when you arrive.

Our customer advisors are friendly and knowledgeable and will be on hand to guide you through the process of finding which documents you would like to see. 

We are working hard to get everything listed within our online catalogue, which you can browse at any time.

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So far, January 2019 has been pretty dry. Not so January 1971. This is a section of report showing rainfall and river flow for that month. It makes...

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