Lincolnshire Archives

The Lincolnshire Archives was instituted to compile all the records gathered from the Lindsey, Kesteven and Holland County Councils, and the Lincoln Diocesan Record Office. It was in 1948 when it was established as a county service.

The public can now access original archives, library resources as well as microfilm resources through the Lincolnshire Archives public search room. The materials included in the archives are about or relating to the county of Lincolnshire. You will also find documents about Lincolnshire’s connections with the other parts of the United Kingdom and overseas.

With hundreds of thousands of original archive documents under the care of Lincolnshire Archives, it can be difficult to find reference materials or any other document that you may need. For this reason, the Lincolnshire Archives has put in an effort to help people find what they are looking for by allowing them to access the collection online through Cultural Collections.

Information about Visiting the Archives

Aside from the search room, the Lincolnshire Archives also holds lectures or talks and exhibitions in their lecture room. The talks and exhibitions will give you an insight to the county of Lincolnshire that dates back to the early days. Throughout the years, various exhibitions and talks have been held by the Archives. Schedules are usually posted on their website. The lecture room is also used for classes and events held by other organisations.

The Archives is open from Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm. Please note that requesting to view original documents on the same day should be made 1 ½ hours before closing time and 12nn on Saturdays. However, the Lincolnshire Archives is closed during Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, Good Friday and Easter Monday and during May and August bank holidays.


General enquiries about the archives and other resources or library materials are free of charge. There is also no charge when using the search room resources. However, there are some services that require minimal fees and this includes printouts and self-service microfiche. The complete services and price list is available on their website.

Lincolnshire Archives Contact Information

Visitors can park at the rear of the Archives’ building. Parking is open during opening hours only.

There are also 2 other public parking lots along St. Rumbold Street. Visitors can opt to park there.

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