Suffolk Record Office

Find out about the Suffolk Record Office; how you can explore the archives, view and book onto events and book a search room.

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Due to on-going improvements to the hosting and network infrastructure running the Suffolk Archives website, there will be maintenance works on Thursday 23 March 2017 between 9pm and 10pm.

During this period the Suffolk Archives website will not be available for up to 30 minutes.  We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause. If you have any queries please email


The Suffolk Record Office maintains a historical record of Suffolk and its people.

We look after original documents obtained from many different sources. We also store published works like histories, poetry and newspapers.

Anyone can use the record office as long as they have registered for a CARN (County Archive Research Network) card.

You can get a CARN card for free by completing an application form at any one of our record offices.

The record office have their own website, Suffolk Archives, which you can use to:

  • browse archive collections
  • book a search room session
  • view events and book yourself a place to attend
  • find out about the service
  • find details of each of our offices

Some of the areas of the website are still being tested but should be launched in full soon.

To begin exploring click the green button below.

Go to the Suffolk Record Office website