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Visiting the Derbyshire Record Office

Derbyshire Record Office is a joint service combining local studies and archives.

Record Office New Street

How to find us

Derbyshire Record Office
New Street

A map of our location in Matlock is attached to this page.

There's a car park on site, which includes 3 disabled spaces. If you're arriving by bike we have a cycle rack. If you're travelling by bus or train you can get more information by visiting our public transport pages.

Postal address

Derbyshire Record Office
County Hall

Opening hours

  • Monday: closed
  • Tuesday to Friday from 9:30am to 5pm
  • Last Saturday of the month from 9:30am to 4pm
  • Closed Sundays and bank holidays

We'll be open on the following Saturdays:

  • 23 February 2019
  • 30 March 2019
  • 27 April 2019
  • 25 May 2019
  • 29 June 2019
  • 27 July 2018
  • 31 August 2019
  • 28 September 2019
  • 26 October 2019
  • 30 November 2019
  • 28 December 2019


If you want to use a computer or microfilm for looking at newspapers, parish registers, census or GRO indexes, we strongly advise you to book a machine in advance.

For consulting books or archives, it is not necessary to book a reader's space. If you want to pre-order up to 3 archival items before you arrive, use our catalogue to tell us the document reference numbers.

Document orders are submitted at the following times, and available approximately 20 to 30 minutes later:

  • 10am
  • 10.45am
  • 11.30am
  • 12.15pm
  • 1.15pm
  • 2pm
  • 2.45pm
  • 3.30pm

Documents for the next day must be ordered by 3.30pm to be available when we open at 9.30am.

To contact us email: or tel: 01629 538347. If you're ordering documents for the same day or next day, we may not see your email as soon as it comes through.