Archives & document storage

Here you will find out about the different services provided by Northumberland Archives.

Northumberland Archives, formerly the County Records Office, is made up of the following:

We have offices in both Woodhorn or Berwick-upon-Tweed.
Queen Elizabeth II Country Park
NE63 9YF
View map Opening times:
  • Monday: closed
  • Tuesday: closed
  • Wednesday: 10am to 4pm
  • Thursday: 10am to 4pm
  • Friday: 10am to 4pm
  • Saturday: 10am to 4pm
  • Sunday: closed
Berwick-Upon-Tweed Records Office
16/18 Wallace Green
TD15 1EB  
View map Opening times:
  • Monday: closed
  • Tueday: closed
  • Wednesday: 9.30am to 1pm and 2 to 5pm
  • Thursday: 9.30am to 1pm and 2 to 5pm
  • Friday: closed
  • Saturday: closed
  • Sunday: closed
Our electronic catalogue contains textual descriptions of approximately 150,000 records held by the Northumberland collections service.
To prepare for a visit to the study centre at Woodhorn, or for advice on tracing your family history, please view our videos below.
The document storage and retrieval service (DSRS) is an offsite records storage facility operated by the Woodhorn Charitable Trust.

We can store the following on your behalf:
  • paper records
  • maps and plans
  • deeds
  • endowment policies
  • family heirlooms
  • photographs and other memorabilia 
Your records will be stored in a strong room, environmentally controlled to meet guidelines. The rooms are fitted with an argon gas fire protection system to ensure the safety of the material stored.

Our state-of-the-art facilities offer:
  • electric mobile shelving
  • temperature and humidity-controlled strong rooms
  • 24-hour on-site security, 365 days a year
  • CCTV monitoring of our strong rooms both inside and out
  • restricted access to strong rooms
  • confidential research room to allow onsite viewing of your documents
  • confidential disposal of your records
To discuss your storage needs, please contact Wayne Smith (records officer) or Shirley Alderson (records assistant):

Document Storage and Retrieval Service
Queen Elizabeth II Country Park
NE63 9YF Our opening times:
Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm