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 now open for personal visits on a limited basis.  


Pre-booking is essential.  The opening hours are on Wednesday and Thursday:


10am-12:30pm and 2pm-4:30pm 


The Reading Room will be closed in between sessions for sanitising.  


Bookings for sessions in the week after the current week should be made through the Berwick Record Office page on Eventbrite.

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

It is essential that anyone wishing to use the Record Office should contact them 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