Calderdale Archive Service Opening Times and Information

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WYAS Calderdale

Central Library

Northgate House




Telephone: +44 (0)1422 392636



An update on the temporary closure of Calderdale Archives

Calderdale Archives intended to relocate to the new Central Library and Archive buildings in Halifax soon after the facility was opened last September. Unfortunately there has been a delay with the moving of delicate archive records due to the purpose built strong room (the room where we keep all of our archived material) not having the correct levels of temperature and humidity.

Whilst this is disappointing, we are working with Calderdale Council and their building contractors to move towards a prompt resolution so that we can reopen to the public. During our temporary closure we are unable to operate our normal enquiry service and we apologise for this. However, as Calderdale Archives are part of West Yorkshire Archive Service, we can provide services that do not require direct access to the Calderdale collections. We also have an online catalogue that can be accessed via

In the meantime, if you have any queries relating to the service we provide then please don’t hesitate to contact us by email or call 01422 392636. Alternatively you can complete our web enquiry form.

We will update this page as soon as we have a progress update on the conditions of the strong room. As a service we are really looking forward to completing the move into the new building, which is located on the Square Church site next to the Piece Hall. More information on the building can be found here.