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The ARCHON directory

The ARCHON Directory provides contact details for record offices, libraries and other record collecting institutions throughout the United Kingdom and overseas, which are noted in the National Register of Archives. For an explanation of any terms used in this page see the Glossary.


If you would like to know more about the history of the ARCHON Directory we recommend that you visit About.


You can search the directory by the name of the individual repository, by county or by region, or by the ARCHON reference number.


The information contained in the entry for most repositories is listed as follows:

  • A unique numerical code
  • Contact details
  • Access information
  • Details of information recorded in the National Register of Archives for each repository
  • Accessions to the repository for the last five years


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