County Voice

County Voice: September 2020

Unlocking the archives after Covid-19

North East Wales Archives are set to re-open their Hawarden and Ruthin offices to the public in September.

They are planning a phased re-opening, with safety measures in place, to help ensure that search-rooms are a safe space for all.

From 15 September 2020, Hawarden branch will be open on Tuesdays – 10am - 4.30pm (with a lunchtime closure between 12.45pm and 1.45pm).

From 18 September 2020, Ruthin branch will be open on Fridays – 10am - 4.30pm (with a lunchtime closure between 12.45pm and 1.45pm).

A strict booking system is in place and people will need to book their visit at least 72 hours in advance. Please book for either a morning or an afternoon session, to enable as many researchers as possible to access the archives during our phased reopening.

All documents must be ordered in advance of the visit, up to a maximum of 10 items, which will be ready to view when people arrive. Please visit the website for details and to use the online catalogues. People will also need to sign up for an Archives Card, details are on the website.

To book a visit, please use our new website  Alternatively, you can e-mail them at

The teams are looking forward to welcoming their researchers back to North East Wales Archives.


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