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Making a booking

Morning and afternoon sessions are available to book. The morning session runs from 10am-12.30pm (please ensure you arrive by 10.30am) and the afternoon session is from 2-4.30pm (please ensure you arrive by 2.30pm).

You can book a morning and an afternoon session on the same day if you wish.

Please make your booking at least 48 hours before your wish to visit.

You can order up to six items for each session. You must pre-order these documents when you book. We can't produce documents that haven't been pre-ordered.

You can also make a full day seat booking to look at microfilm and fiche - there are two seats available per day. You will have a dedicated film and fiche reader available to you for the whole day. Please ensure that any films or fiche that you use are left out beside the readers you have used.

To book a place, please call 01603 222599. As well as booking a session and pre-ordering your documents, we will ask you to provide an email address or phone number in case any of the material you order is not available. Please note that any material normally available on microfilm will not be made available in manuscript form.

You will also need to register for an Archives Card before your visit. Go to to enter your details and upload a photograph. When you visit the NRO, you will then need to bring two of the forms of ID listed to on the site.