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

Access for people with disabilities

There are two parking spaces for people with disabilities at the Castle Gates entrance. Please book a space in advance using the form below.

Inside, all public areas, including the toilets, are accessible to wheelchairs.

We have a ‘clear star viewer’ which uses CCTV technology to enlarge pages from printed books for you. We also have a hand-held video magnifier, which you can use with documents and maps in our Search Room.

Our free guides to sources can all be printed in large text – please ask staff for details.

If you visit in the morning 10am-1pm, members of the Shropshire Family History Society provide a help desk. The person on duty can give you help, for example with carrying items or reading information for you. In some instances, we can also arrange one-to-one orientation tours to help on your first visit. Please contact us in advance about this, or if you want to discuss anything else before you visit.

Disability Assistance

Car parking and general
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  • We have two allocated disabled parking bays adjacent to the Archives. If you wish to use one, please enter your vehicle registration. We will contact you to confirm as a space is allocated on a first come first served basis.