The Suffolk Archives statement on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on its services is available to read here.

Suffolk Archives Coronavirus update

05 January 2021  

With yesterday’s announcement of a full national lockdown, the Bury St Edmunds and Lowestoft branches of Suffolk Archives, and the public areas of The Hold in Ipswich, will remain closed for the foreseeable future. Reopening will be subject to government guidance.

The archive services at our Ipswich branch remain closed to the public until the full move to The Hold has taken place, most likely later this year.

We will endeavour to continue with a remote enquiry, research, and digitisation service, while also continuing with preparations for the move to The Hold, but this may be subject to change.

There is no change to the services users can access online; they can still browse the website and search the catalogue, as well as purchase and download already digitised images. Further information is available on our Using the Website page.  

All our plans are formed in line with current government and Suffolk County Council guidance and as such may have to be revised should further changes occur.  

We will continue to update this page as and when anything changes, or new information becomes available.