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The links on the left are designed to provide some background information and useful addresses on a variety of topics of interest to family and local historians. They also provide information about many of the more important types of records available at Doncaster Archives for research into these subjects.

If you would like information about any aspect of archives not mentioned here, or would like to know more about the topics to be found on these webpages, please contact Doncaster Archives using the details on the right of this page.

If you intend to visit Doncaster Archives, our reading room is open as follows:

Doncaster Archives on King Edward Road, Balby is closed on health and safety grounds until further notice due to structural issues identified with the building’s reading room. 

The building is being assessed and we are currently awaiting further information on its status before archival collections can be relocated and an alternative interim enquiry service can be made available. 

The records stored in Doncaster Archives are secured within the building so are not at risk due to this issue. 

Get in touch with Doncaster Archives by email on for enquiries relating to research or archival records and we’ll do our best to get back to you as quickly as possible.

Tuesday to Thursday 10am- 4pm

We are closed on Saturdays and public holidays. 

Please give us advanced notice of your visit, so that we can guarantee you a seat, as the reading room can get very busy on some days. If you are not a member of Doncaster Libraries we will need to issue you with a library card on your first visit, so please bring some official document (a driving licence or CARN ticket, for example) that includes your name and address.

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Contact Details

eMail: Archives

Tel: 01302 859811


Doncaster Archives
King Edward Road

Opening Times

Doncaster Archives is currently CLOSED due to building issues. Please see the note in red on the left.

Tuesdays to Thursdays 


Mondays and Fridays,

Weekends & Public Holidays 


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