Leeds Archive Service Opening Times and Information

Contact Us

WYAS, Leeds

West Yorkshire Joint Services

Nepshaw Lane South



LS27 7JQ

Telephone:  +44 (0)113 535 0155

Email: leeds@wyjs.org.uk

Opening hours

From 4th May 2021

We are offering a limited service to visitors who need to access our original documents for their research.  All visitors are required to book their visit and order documents at least one week in advance.  Please do not travel to our building without having received confirmation of your booking.

Open days:

Tuesday 9.30am-4.00pm

Wednesday 9.30am-4.00pm

Temporarily closed on Thursdays


Please contact us by telephone 0113 535 0155 or by email leeds@wyjs.org.uk to make an appointment. 


To adhere to social distancing guidelines there will be 3 visitor spaces available to book per day.   You must order your documents at least one week in advance of your planned visit.  Staff will be able to advise you on how to access catalogues if you are unsure of the document reference numbers you need.  Please note that there is currently a limit on 6 documents per person, per visit.

please read the office guidance before planning your visit. 


  • The on-site rest area is currently closed but there is a café and shop within walking distance 
  • Public lockers are provided free of charge
  • Toilets are located off the searchroom 

How to find us  


We are located within the West Yorkshire Joint Services offices on the A650 Bradford-Wakefield road between the Toby Carvery (formerly the Angel public house) situated at the Bruntcliffe traffic lights and the M62 Junction 27 interchange with the A62 Leeds-Huddersfield road and the A650 Bradford-Wakefield road. The Joint Services offices are on the north side of the A650, just before/after it crosses the M621.

Car Parking

There is limited free parking available for visitors to Leeds Archives.


We are approximately 2.5km from Morley Railway Station.


From Leeds City Centre - bus no. 219 to Gildersome Green; bus no.299 to Gildersome Crossroads or bus no. 51 to Morley; bus no. 220 from Leeds Train Station to Bruntcliffe Academy. We are 2.7km from Morley Town Hall.  

Journey Planning

To plan your journey using public transport, visit Metro Journey Planner. Our postcode is LS27 7JQ, just select 'West Yorkshire Trading Standards' from the drop-down list of options.