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Booking a visit to the Archive

The Archive is open Monday to Friday, 10:00am-5:00pm and we are taking bookings for research visits.

A view of Knowsley Archives Service's search room
The Archive Search Room

Bookings are available in 2-hour slots:

Monday to Friday, 10:00am-12:00pm and 2:00pm-4:00pm 

You should make your booking at least 24 hours in advance and you should pre-order the items that you want to view at the time of booking. You can search both the online catalogue Knowsley Archives Catalogue and the analogue catalogue Archive Catalogue with Calm Links for the required item references. There is guidance on using the catalogue here: Using the Analogue catalogue 

Bookings can be made by telephone on 0151 443 4291, via our social media platforms or email the Team on

You can find a map of the location and parking options here: NEW-KIRKBY-PARKING-MAP 

On arrival, you will see that we have made hand sanitiser available for use: please feel free to use the sanitiser provided, as certain types of sanitisers can cause damage to archive materials. You may also feel more comfortable wearing a face covering or mask. For more information, please see our Visitor Guidance document: Visitor Guidance updated Apr 22

If you are interested in booking a school or group visit to the Archive, please get in touch by telephone on 0151 443 4291 or by email 

We look forward to seeing you!

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