Suffolk Record Office

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

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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