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Cyngor Sir Ynys Môn - Isle of Anglesey County Council

Plan your visit to the Archives

Anglesey Archives is open with a limited service.

Monday to Wednesday by appointment only.

10am to 4pm

We are not open on bank holidays.

A maximum of 6 researchers will be admitted at a time, and there will be a requirement to pre-book a search room space and order documents in advance by 3pm on the Friday the week before your visit.

Our telephone number is: 01248 751 930

If you prefer not to visit us, our copying and research service is operating as usual. Please contact:

If you do not already have an Archives Card, please register for one in advance of your visit.

Please arrive at your specific appointment time and wait to be called into the reception.

For your safety, we will have social distancing and hygiene measures in place. However, if you are able to, you will be required to wear your own face covering during your visit.

You will be assigned a locker for your coat and bags, and you must wash your hands before consulting the material. We will have hand gel available but the residue can cause damage to documents so we advise washing your hands with soap and water before handling documents.

You'll also need to bring your own pencils and paper to take notes as these cannot be provided. Pens are not permitted.

Once in the search room you will be assigned a specific seat - use only the seat assigned to you.

Where possible, we insist that everything is ordered in advance. This includes documents, maps as well as all books from our reference section. Please note that not all items will be available.

Browsing of local studies material and microfilm use will not be permitted in the search room.

A staff member will be present in the search room at all times to answer any queries you have. However, due to limited staff capacity and social distancing measures, we will not be able to provide extensive one to one assistance.

Public computers are available but you will need to pre-book them.

If possible, we recommend that you bring your own laptop or tablet and use our free Wi-Fi to access the internet, including the service online catalogue.

Self-service copying using your camera or smartphone is permissible – a permit fee is payable. Unfortunately, we're currently unable to take any cash payments. Payments can be made by calling our cash desk.

Public toilets are available (subject to cleaning by each user).

All public areas of the Anglesey Archives are fully accessible.

Unfortunately, there is no use of reception area for your own food and drink.

Car parking is available on site for customers.

Anglesey County Record Office holds records and collections for Anglesey, including census returns, parish registers, non-conformist registers, land tax records, maps, photographs, council records, educational records, crew lists for ships registered at Beaumaris, newspapers and other public and private collections.  

Exit A55 Expressway at Junction 6. Signposted Rhostrehwfa (A5) Llangefni (A5114). Follow signs for Llangefni (A5114).

Take first right turn, then follow signs for Industrial Estate. At first Roundabout take first exit. Continue along this road until you see the sign for the office.

Anglesey Archives is located behind Brodwaith Môn on your right.

Bangor is the most convenient station with an approximately half hourly bus connection, service numbers 4 and 9.