About Hampshire Archives

Hampshire Archives and Local Studies, based at Hampshire Record Office in Winchester, provides specialist storage and restoration for historic documents relating to Hampshire. We hold national accreditation status, awarded by The National Archives, which recognises high levels of performance.

Our mission

Collecting, safeguarding, sharing and celebrating Hampshire’s rich heritage for today’s and tomorrow’s communities.

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Policy and performance

We are part of Hampshire County Council's Culture, Communities and Business Services department. We are one of the busiest archive services in the country with top, 4-star status in the national assessment of local authority archives services.

We set high standards and track our performance against our published targets.