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Arrangements for access to archives at LMA

  • We are pleased to be open more fully and without the need to book a seat
  • Our opening hours are Monday and Tuesday 10am-4pm, Wednesday 10am-6pm and Thursday 10am-4pm
  • Use of face coverings is encouraged
  • Please wash your hands thoroughly and apply hand sanitiser throughout your visit - except from in the Archive Study Area where it might damage documents
  • The Information Area library, public computers, microfilms, map area and Mediatheque will be open (the printing facilities, however, are not in use)

Ordering documents

  • Please order your documents in advance online. If you order in advance, you can consult your documents shortly after arrival
  • You can order documents on the day at hourly intervals but we strongly recommend ordering in advance. The limit is now 10 items per collection
  • Last orders will be at 2pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and at 4pm on Wednesdays. Please order online in advance or make sure you are at LMA in good time to place an order
  • If you have obtained permission to see closed records, please contact the enquiry team to order these records in advance of your visit:
LMA's annual closure will run from 31 October to 11 November inclusive and we will reopen on Monday 14 November
Contact the enquiry Team

History Card

You can only access original documents at LMA if you have a valid History Card

  • If your History Card has expired, you can only renew it at LMA - you will need to bring a valid ID and proof of address - see our History Card page for full details
  • If you don't have a History Card, you can apply online and provide proof of ID when you arrive at LMA
Apply for a History Card