Bury Archives Service collects, preserves and provides access to unique documentary records of historical value relating to the Borough, its organisations, people and communities.
Archives is based at Moss Street alongside Bury Museum. The Central Library, accessible through the centre, has drink and snack machine facilities and cafes are within very close walking distance.
Archives service opening hours and contact details can be found on the right of this page.
Archives Access Conditions
As archives are unique sources there are specific access procedures that visitors need to follow which differ from the museum, local and family history. Visitors need to make an appointment in advance of a visit to avoid disappointment. On arrival visitors wanting access to archives records are asked to sign the visitors book as confirmation that they agree to abide by the rules of our search room, available in the downloads from this page. Identification is needed to access archives records. Bury Archives Service operates as part of the County Archive Research Network and as such a CARN readers ticket is accepted as identification. If you do not have a CARN ticket, please bring identification with your name, address and signature.
The location of the centre can be seen on the how to find us link on the right. Pay and Display parking is available on Moss Street for up to one hour and on Manchester Road for up to two hours. Blue Badge holders have free unlimited parking.