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Welcome to Bedford Borough Council


Bedfordshire Archives


We are the County Record Office for Bedfordshire.  Anyone may use our service and the archives we hold for research either in person or remotely.  We are based in Riverside Building, Borough Hall, Bedford.

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 ** Booking an appointment **

Visiting our research room is by appointment only so please ring us on 01234 228833, fill out our enquiry form or email us at


Visiting us in person: see our Visit Us page for guidance.

Unable to visit us in person: we offer an enquiry & research service.

Do you have a question about our archives? Fill out our enquiry form.

Please do check our catalogue before sending an enquiry, as you may well be able to find the answer to your question there.

Would you like to join us as a volunteer? See our volunteers and work experience page.

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Our latest annual report for 2022-2023 is now available.