About the Record Office

The Berwick-upon-Tweed Record Office was established in 1980 to initially provide access to the historic archives of the town. Since then, it has developed considerably and now holds a wide range of records relating to the pre-2009 Borough of Berwick-upon-Tweed which extended from Berwick, south to Ellingham and Beadnell, west to Ingram and north to Carham on the River Tweed.  The Record Office now forms part of Northumberland Archives.



Berwick Record Office is currently closed until further notice because of the situation concerning the COVID-19 outbreak.  It can still be contacted by email (see below).


Free wifi The Record Office’s reading room is open to the public in the Walkergate building, on the first floor alongside Berwick Library.

It is essential that anyone wishing to view original documents should contact the Record Office in advance and make an appointment.



Tel: 01289 301865 


E-mail: berwickarchives@northumberland.gov.uk


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Berwick-upon-Tweed Record Office,

Walkergate Building,
TD15 1DB


The map below shows the location of Berwick Record Office in Walkergate.


Map for Record Office