Bradford Archive Service Opening Times and Information

Contact us

WYAS Bradford

Margaret McMillan Tower

Prince’s Way



Telephone:  +44 (0)113 535 0152


Opening hours

From 4th April 2022

All visitors are required to book their visit and order documents at least one week in advance. Some records are held in an outstore and may take longer to make available.  Please do not travel to our building without having received confirmation of your booking.

Open days:

Monday 09.45am-4.30pm (closed 12-1pm)

Tuesday 09.45am-4.30pm (closed 12-1pm)

Thursdays 09.45am-4.30pm (closed 12-1pm)


Please contact us by telephone 0113 535 0152 or by email to make an appointment. 

To adhere to social distancing guidelines there will be 3 table spaces available to book per day. You must order your documents at least one week in advance of your planned visit.  Some records are held in an outstore and may take longer to make available. Staff will be able to advise you on how to access catalogues if you are unsure of the document reference numbers you need. 

Please read the office guidance before planning your visit. 


Snack machines and hot and cold drinks machines are located near the searchroom. Cafés are also a short walk away. No food or drink maybe consumed in the searchroom

Public lockers are provided free of charge 

How to find us      

WYAS Bradford is based in Bradford Local Studies Library. The entrance is on the side of Margaret McMillan Tower.

Car Parking

The closest council car park is the Sharpe Street car park. Details of local car parks can be found on Bradford Council’s Car Park information page.  Disabled parking is available off Sharpe Street to the side of the Library.

Train and Bus

We are a 5-10 minute walk from Bradford Interchange Railway Station and Bus Station. Bradford Foster Square train station is a 15-20 minute walk away.

Journey Planning

To plan your journey using public transport, visit Metro Journey Planner. Our postcode is BD1 1NN.