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About Teesside Archives

Teesside Archives collects, catalogues and preserves records and documents relating to the areas of Middlesbrough, Stockton, Hartlepool, and Redcar & Cleveland, and makes them accessible for research.

Opening hours

Tuesday 11am-7pm

Wednesday 9:30am-5pm

Thursday 9:30am-1pm

Please note: last document production is 45 minutes before closing.

Teesside Archives will close at 1pm on Thursday 21 December for Christmas and Annual Collections Week, reopening at 11am on Tuesday 9 January 2018. We will be unable to respond to enquiries during this time.

Contact information

Email: teesside_archives@middlesbrough.gov.uk

Phone: 01642 248321

Please note: outside of our opening hours you may need to leave a message

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Find us

Address: Teesside Archives, Exchange House, Exchange Square, Middlesbrough, TS1 1DB

Public transport: Middlesbrough Railway Station - less than 5 minute walk

Middlesbrough Bus Station - around 10 minute walk


Book your appointment

It is important to book an appointment and find out if the information you are looking for is available before you visit. You can book an appointment by email, telephone or in person.

You can pre-order the documents that you would like to view during your visit so they can be retrieved before you arrive. Please check the catalogues or give specific details of your enquiry when you contact us.


When you arrive

When you arrive you will be asked to sign in and place your bags (including handbags and laptop cases) and coats in a locker, which is free to use.

No food or drink is allowed in the search room (including water, sweets and chewing gum) but there is a refreshment room where you can take a break.

Only pencils are permitted in the search room to prevent damage to the documents.

A member of staff will produce the documents you have pre-ordered or show you to the catalogues to allow you to look for records relevant to your research.

Please view our fees and charges document for details of costs for services including photocopying and scanning.

Please note that not all documents are suitable for photocopying and you are welcome to bring your own digital camera for a small charge, to take images of documents for private research purposes, providing they are not subject copyright restrictions.

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