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North East Wales Archives

Published: 08/09/2020

North East Wales Archives are set to re-open their Hawarden and Ruthin offices to the public in September. We are planning a phased re-opening, with safety measures in place, to help us to ensure that our search-rooms are a safe space for all.

From 15 September 2020, Hawarden branch will be open on Tuesdays – 10.00am-4.30pm (with a lunchtime closure between 12.45pm and 1.45pm).

From 18 September 2020, Ruthin branch will be open on Fridays – 10.00am-4.30pm (with a lunchtime closure between 12.45pm and 1.45pm).

A strict booking system is in place and you will need to book your visit at least 72 hours in advance. Please book for either a morning or an afternoon session, to enable as many researchers as possible to access the archives during our phased reopening. 

All documents must be ordered in advance of your visit, up to a maximum of 10 items, which will be ready to view when you arrive. Please see our website for details and to use the online catalogues. You will also need to sign up for an Archives Card, details are on our website. 

To book a visit, please use our new website, which will be available from Monday 7 September -

Alternatively, email us -

We look forward to welcoming our researchers back to North East Wales Archives.