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Shropshire Archives is open in a phased way from 21 April 2021.

Entering lockdown again

November 5, 20204:50 pmLeave a Comment

Following the recent government announcement, Shropshire Archives will be closed from 5 November to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.   We will remain closed until the lockdown restrictions are lifted. We hope to re-open in December but this will be guided by national and local guidelines.

We will continue to answer enquiries and provide research and copying services. Do get in touch via our website or by emailing [email protected]  if there is anything that we can help you with.

Please bear in mind that staff will be working mostly from home, with some limited onsite visits, so there may be a delay in getting back to you to provide quotes or results of research. Thank you for your patience. 

While working at home, staff will also be uploading more catalogues and images to the website and these will be featured on blog posts.


Although onsite events and visits are suspended at the moment, the Friends of Shropshire Archives and Shropshire Archaeological Society have put together a programme of virtual talks on zoom.

Next up is the Bridgewater revisited:  Cataloguing the Bridgewater collection at 11am on 17 November. Find out more on the Autumn talks page.


We were working towards welcoming volunteers back onsite, however unfortunately this now has to be put on hold. 

In the meantime, we will continue to provide opportunities for volunteering from home. Some volunteers have recently indexed pre 1841 census returns and are beginning work on fire insurance records.  Others have helped geo-reference the amazing photograph collection and also contributed to our blog posts.  We’re grateful for all this work to improve access to sources. If you’d like to help volunteering from home, then please email [email protected]

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