Shropshire Archives is currently closed to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. We will remain closed until the lockdown restrictions are lifted.
We will continue to answer enquiries and provide 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. We won’t be taking on new house history research during January but will review this.
The situation may change but we’ll keep you informed of any further restrictions. 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.
We’ve put together some resources, which a focus on online material, to help you while we are closed:
- Online resources
- Research tips
- House history tips
- Preserving documents, books and photos
- YouTube help videos
Please let us know if there’s anything you’d like us to feature of if you’d like to share advice.
You’ll find information about new collections here.
Shropshire Archaeological and Historical Society and Friends of Shropshire Archives have put together a fascinating series of online talks for their members. The last of these is the history and building of the Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, Shrewsbury.
This is on zoom at 11am on 19 January 2021. Invitations have been sent out to members with eamil addresses but if you’d like more information please contact: [email protected]
For more about joining either society, please visit
Just before Christmas we had welcomed back some onsite volunteers, 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]
For updates on the local situation, please visit www.shropshire.gov.uk/coronavirus/