East Riding


Welcome to the East Riding Archives website. Our Archives are now open by appointment only. Please watch our video for the latest re-opening information
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What Was Here

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Family, local and property

Research guides

Follow our online guides on how to research your family, town or village or a property to get you started on your journey into history.
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Active East Riding

Looking for something interesting to do during the coming weeks and months when many of our facilities may be closed? Browse our ideas for children and adults - discover old photos of your town, research your family history and much more!

Active East Riding means you can #StayHomeStayActive.

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Accredited Archive Services is awarded by The National Archives accreditation panel. It ensures the long-term collection, preservation and accessibility of the country's archival heritage. Accreditation is the UK quality standard which recognises good performance in all areas of the delivery of archive service. Achieving accredited status shows that East Riding Archives has met clearly defined national standards relating to management and resourcing, the care of its unique collections, and what the service offers to its entire range of users.

Projects and Funding

Thanks to funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund East Riding Archives is able to develop its important work. We've been able to buy photographic equipment to digitise records for preservation and easier access. Funding also helps us train volunteers and hold family activities. For more updates on projects, see the East Riding Libraries, Museums and Archives news page.

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