Before You Travel

We are open 09:00 to 17:00 Tuesday to Thursday; 09:30 to 16:30 Friday.

We will also be open until 21:00 for one Thursday evening each month for a trial period from May until October 2022 (the last one being in September).

Thursday evening opening will be on the following dates: 5th May, 9th June, 7th July, 4th August, 8th September.

We do not open on Mondays, weekends or Bank Holidays. 

Please also see our Contact Us page for details of other times we might be closed.

Please do not travel without making a booking.

From 7th June 2022 there will be no restrictions on the number of visitors or the number of sessions per visitor, per week. We will still advise you to book in advance to avoid disappointment, particularly for the use of computers and original documents.

Please see the Planning a Visit Page for full details on how to make a booking. 

We need to ask you to do the following before you travel:

Please remember to bring all equipment, such as papers and pencils, that you need.

Please bring a face-covering as we will encourage you to wear it whilst you are in the BRO.  

If you, or anyone at home, has COVID-19 coronavirus symptoms or is self-isolating,please do not visit us.