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

Due to industrial action within Bradford Libraries and Museums, WYAS Bradford will be unable to open on Tuesday 3rd December . We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. 

Christmas closures: the Bradford office will close from Monday 23rd December and will reopen again on Monday 6th January 2020

Monday 9.30am – 5pm

Tuesday 9.30am – 5pm

Thursday 9.30am – 5pm


Our searchroom can be chilly in cold weather. You may like to consider bringing in extra jumpers or cardigans with you when you visit.

Document retrievals: Documents must be pre-ordered in advance of your visit.  If you are not sure of the individual document references please do ask - staff will usually be able to send you more detailed catalogues for the collections you are interested in. 


Please contact us by telephone 0113 535 0152 or by email prior to planning your visit. Staff will advise you on whether to reserve a table, a computer or a microfiche reader, depending on which records you wish to consult. A number of our collections are held off-site and must be pre-ordered at least a week in advance.

Please note that if you would like to view original archive material an appointment is necessary.

Group talks and workshops

A range of talks are available to groups and organisations who would like to find out more about our Archive Service. In our talks we aim to explain the work we do and help to raise public awareness of our collections and expertise. We offer many different talks, details of which and how to book can be found here.


No refreshment facilities are available but some cafes are a short walk away. Toilets are available in the Local Studies Library.

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

Available at Hall Ings. Disabled parking is available off Sharpe Street to the side of the Library.


We are close to Bradford Interchange Railway Station.


We are close to Bradford Interchange Bus and Coach Station.