Leeds Archive Service Opening Times and Information

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WYAS, Leeds

West Yorkshire Joint Services

Nepshaw Lane South



LS27 7JQ

Telephone:  +44 (0)113 535 3010

Email: leeds@wyjs.org.uk

Opening hours

Please note: The Leeds Office will be closed the week beginning the 22nd April 2024 for collections work and will be open again on Tuesday 30th April 2024

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

Thursday 9.30am-4.00pm



Please contact us by telephone 0113 535 3010 or by email leeds@wyjs.org.uk to make an appointment. 

It may not be possible to retrieve all of the items you request for one appointment. Depending on the nature and size of the collections, the space available in the search room, and staff availability we may need to limit the number of documents you can request. Staff will advise you, at the time of booking, whether any document restrictions apply.

Please read the office guidance before planning your visit. 


  • There is an on-site rest area with vending machines for drinks and snacks.  Cafes and shops are within walking distance
  • Public lockers are provided free of charge
  • Fully accessible 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:

200/201 Arriva. From Leeds Bus Station or Victoria Quarter to Bruntcliffe Academy

229 Arriva. From Leeds Bus Station or Victoria Quarter to East View, Gildersome

51/52 First Bus. From Leeds City Centre Eastgate, Corn Exchange or Southbank, Leeds to Brunswick Street, Morley

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.