Derbyshire £4 million Record Office revamp

A £4 million restoration to turn Derbyshire Record Office into a “one-stop shop” for the history of the county has begun. Miles of original archives, currently stored and presided over in the Matlock record office, will receive new “state-of-the-art” storage facilities in a two-storey extension to the heritage headquarters, linking documents, the entire holdings of the local studies library and the Picture the Past website.

The record office is operating from a temporary building at County Hall in Matlock until the office is completed in March 2013.

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