National Records of Scotland

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The main entrance to General Register House (GRH) is closed until further notice to allow for specialist work on the Adam Dome in General Register House, one of the world’s oldest custom built archive buildings still in its original use.

Customers should also be aware that significant works on New Register House began in June 2023. This work will future proof the building, ensuring it can continue to be used for the storage and protection of records into the future.

On site services and access will continue as usual and every effort will be made to minimise disruption.

Visitors to the Historical Search Room and ScotlandsPeople Centre should report to the relevant search room via the Garden Entrance. Signage is in place to direct customers and visitors.

All other visitors should go to the main reception area or the accessible reception, both at New Register House.

We recommend that you read the following pages before your visit.  They cover opening times, readers' tickets, seat booking, fees and charges, search room regulations and research services.

Find out more about The Archivists' Garden