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Key Stage 5

Study sessions

We provide study sessions for AS/A2 Level students. These provide an opportunity to handle and interpret a selection of original documents and explore a local angle on national or world history.

Each session starts with an introduction to the NRO and how to carry out research, using our online catalogue and the searchroom.

Next is a tour of the strongrooms where the documents are kept and the conservation studio where documents are repaired.

Here you can learn more about the work of the organisation and ask questions about working with archive collections.

Finally, you have some document handling training before exploring a range of documents on a relevant topic or topics.

Documents included in this session need to be arranged in advance and can be suggested by the students themselves, their teacher or our staff.

The aim of the sessions is to give the students the confidence to visit the NRO to carry out any further research.


Study sessions are free of charge for non-fee paying schools. We charge £120 for a two-hour session for fee-paying schools.

Getting to The Archive Centre

See our page on how to get here. Minibuses are able to park within the County Hall car park, just a short distance from our entrance.


Contact the education and outreach team at to arrange a visit.

Risk assessment

See our current risk assessment (PDF) [234KB] for more details when booking a study session.

Workshops and projects

Our recent workshops and projects with schools in Norfolk can be found on the schools pages of our blog. (opens new window)

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