Lancashire Archives will be closed to the public for Christmas from 5pm on Thursday 23 December until 9.30am on Thursday 30 December 2021.

We will be closed for New Year from 5pm on 31 December and re-open at 9.30am on Tuesday 4 January 2022.

On Thursday 16 December the searchroom will not open until 10.30am and will be closed between 12 noon and 2pm.

If you are intending to visit between Christmas and New Year or on 4 January 2022, please order your documents by 22 December. Microfilm and microfiche records are still available without booking on any day that we are open.

Coronavirus update

Information about how our libraries service and archive service are affected by coronavirus


Libraries and Archives

Our collections

Search our online catalogue, LANCAT, and explore other guides to archive collections.

Visit us

Information for planning your visit to Lancashire Archives

Enquiries and research

Find out how we can help if you are unable to visit the office in person or would like more help with your research.

Order a copy

We can supply copies of archive material held whenever possible.

About our Friends

The Friends of Lancashire Archives promote, support, and assist our work.

Archives Plans

Strategies, policies and plans for Lancashire's libraries and archives.


We can offer schools free resources and on site learning opportunities

Thoughts from Lancashire Archives podcast

A series of conversations about interesting items from the collections at Lancashire Archives.

Inside the archives

We visited Lancashire Archives recently to look back at some of the transport history of Lancashire.

Learn more about our archives and plan your visit.