Kirklees Archive Service Opening Times and Information

Contact us

WYAS Kirklees

Central Library

Princess Alexandra Walk



Telephone: +44 (0)113 535 0150



Opening hours

The offices of the West Yorkshire Archive Service will be closed to the public from 4:00PM Tuesday 17th March 2020.

We will be monitoring our email and telephone messages where we are able to do so and we will respond to essential enquiries where we can. We may experience delays in receiving any postal enquiries, please bear with us.


This office is now closed temporarily on Thursdays until further notice for essential collections work.

Full Archive Service with access to original documents and access to microfilm in Local studies:
Monday 9.30am - 5.00pm 
Tuesday 9.30am - 5.00pm 

Access to Archive Service catalogue with advice and guidance from Local Studies staff and access to microfilm in Local Studies Library [no appointment necessary]:

Monday 9.30am - 7.00pm
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm
Thursday 9.30am - 7.00pm

Saturday 9:30am - 4:00pm



Please contact us by telephone 0113 535 0150 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 small proportion of our collections are held off-site and can take up to 5 working days to be made available to researchers.

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.


Tea/coffee machines are located in the entrance foyer and on the top floor next to the Art Gallery. Many cafes are also located close by.

Toilets are on the first floor.

Finding us

Car parking

We are situated in a pedestrianised area. Car parking is available at Springwood and Alfred Street [PLEASE NOTE: Alfred Street car park is currently closed until further notice]


We are approximately 600 metres from Huddersfield Railway Station


We are approximately 500 metres from Huddersfield Railway Station