Visit our Search Rooms in Edinburgh
We recommend that you read our search room pages before your visit. They cover readers' tickets and search room passes, seat booking, fees and charges, search room regulations and research services.
The search rooms are open from 09:00 to 16:30 Monday to Friday, except for some public holidays.
- Historical Search Room (including access to Maps and Plans)
- Legal Search Room
- ScotlandsPeople Centre (for family history research)
- Disabled access and facilities
- Our Reference Library is available to researchers
- A Search Room User Group meets regularly to discuss developments and issues.
Find out more about
- The Archivists' Garden
- Visitor facilities at General Register House and New Register House
- Booking the New Register House Dome Seminar Facility and meeting rooms.
View our location guides
- Map showing the location of General Register House and New Register House in central Edinburgh.
- Plan of New Register House, the Archivists' Garden and General Register House showing all facilities and entrances.