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.

Opening times

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.

External view of Archive


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 £2 for four hours, £2.90 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).

Internal view of Archive


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 enter by the door next to the stone steps. Kindly note that the other doors are private facilities and dwellings.

Internal view of Archive

Google map

Please note that Google's map shows the location of the Archive a little too north.

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