Our Service

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Where is the service based and how do I make contact?

The Cheshire Archive and Local Studies service is based at the Cheshire Record Office, Duke Street, Chester, Cheshire CH1 1RL, England. Our telephone number is 01244 972574 and you can email us.

Our mission

The service identifies, collects and cares for archives and publications that are the evidence of Cheshire communities’ lives past and present. We deliver access for all to our collections for information, learning and enjoyment and work to make sure archives survive so that future generations will be able to do the same.

We are a shared service of Cheshire West and Chester and Cheshire East Councils.

The service is also responsible for delivering the archives service for Warrington and Halton boroughs.

Archives and Local Studies Relocation

Between April and June 2014 Cheshire West and Chester and Cheshire East Councils ran a public consultation about the potential relocation of the Cheshire Record Office. Almost 800 responses were received and the final report is complete.

Archives transformation update: read the Report (PDF, 106KB) and Vision (PDF, 948KB) approved by Cheshire West and Chester and Cheshire East Councils in January 2016.

Update October 2016: the Shared Services Joint
Committee have approved a way forward (PDF, 1.23MB) for the Archives and Local Studies


This website is run in partnership between Cheshire West and Chester and Cheshire East Councils.