Contact or visit Archives and the Local History Library


Walton Street Offices
HP20 1UU


Telephone: 01296 382 587

Email: [email protected]

We are located in the heart of Aylesbury, in the Buckinghamshire Council building. Our entrance is at the side of the council building.

Map showing Buckinghamshire Archives

Studying at archives

We have one room where customers can study material:

Archives searchroom

If you wish to see original records it is best to book a space in advance.

On weekdays you can request up to 10 documents per session (morning or afternoon).

On a Saturday you can request up to 8 documents per session.

These documents must be ordered in advance.

In addition it is possible to order an additional three documents throughout the day.

To protect our precious documents, we do not allow pens, food or drinks in the archives searchroom. This includes water bottles.

Local history library

This contains maps, text books and other documents detailing local history. Let us know what you would like to use during your visit, for example a microfilm reader and reference books.

Computers are available for you to use and you may find it useful to bring a USB stick

You can use a camera in both our study areas, you will need to buy a permit.

Book an appointment

To book a session in, email us with the date(s) you would like to visit. We will reply to confirm your place.

email: [email protected]

Opening hours

Day Morning Afternoon
Monday Closed Closed
Tuesday 9am to 1pm 1pm to 5pm
Wednesday 10am to 1pm 1pm to 5pm
Thursday 9am to 1pm 1pm to 5pm
Friday Closed Closed

Open on the first Saturday of each month: 9am to 4pm.

The office will be open on Saturday 13 May, rather than Saturday 6 May due to King Charles III's coronation.

Facilities for visitors

We off the following facilities:

  • accessible toilets
  • induction loop systems
  • magnifying equipment

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