The majority of our collections are freely open for consultation. Here you can find information about the different services we provide.


The printed and manuscript records from the collections are open to members of the public for consultation in our searchroom.

An appointment is required and prospective users wishing to arrange a visit should contact us.

When planning your visit, please note that the Archives and Library searchroom is normally open to readers Monday-Friday, 9.30am – 4.45pm (closed 1pm – 2pm for lunch).

Historical Enquiries and Research Service

The Archives and Chapter Library is happy to answer basic enquiries requiring up to 30 minutes research free of charge. However, if your enquiry requires detailed research, or use of original material, you may be advised to visit our searchroom. We also offer a research service for those requiring a more detailed search to be carried out on their behalf. The minimum search fee charge is £10 per half-hour.

Whilst it is sometimes possible to provide an answer by telephone, in order to give a considered response, we prefer to receive enquiries by email or letter.

For all enquiries please contact us.


Photocopies, photographic images and digital images of original material may be supplied on request, subject to the suitability of individual items for copying. Reproduction fees may apply if you wish to publish an image.

To place an order for an image from the Photographic Collection please write to the Archives to request an order form.

If you have any queries please contact us.

The Queen's Free Chapel. The Chapel of the Most Honourable and Noble Order of the Garter. The Chapel of the College of St George.