Visiting the Archive
Visitors are very welcome to view the collection. Staff and volunteers are available to advise researchers on the best approaches to finding information. A call to the Archive before your visit will enable staff to advise whether the information you require is held. Research commissions can be undertaken - please contact the Archive.
The Archive is normally open on Wednesdays and Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Visitors are advised to contact the Archive to verify that it will be open on the date of your proposed visit.
Vehicles should preferably be parked in the main Slaidburn village car-park, near the bridge over the Hodder. Please note there are modest parking charges (pay-machine). Currently, the charge is £1.10 for four hours, £2 for longer. There are council toilets at the car-park and several establishments in the village providing refreshments.
Visitors with limited mobility may be able to park on the road closer to the Archive, but the road is narrow and is used by agricultural vehicles. Please park respecting the needs of local residents. Please call for advice during opening hours (01200 446161).
The walk to the Archive from the village car-park is about 500 metres. Go up the hill into the village and at the Post Office and Hark to Bounty pub, follow the road sharp left at the junction and continue to just before Brennand's Endowed Primary School (near St. Andrew's church). The Archive is on your left; if you are at the school you have gone too far! On arrival, please ring the old-fashioned bell at the red door on the far right of the photograph above (with the white notice). Kindly note that the other doors are private facilities and dwellings.
Please note that Google's map shows the Archive a little too north and on the wrong side of the street!