Powys Archives is located in Llandrindod Wells, and serves as the official repository for the records of the county of Powys. Our collections date from the fourteenth century and can be used for all types of research.
We welcome the donation of local archives from individuals and organisations. Documents may also be deposited on indefinite loan.
Powys Archives is developing new facilities to provide better strongrooms for collections and new and enhanced facilities for visitors. From 2 November 2015 the Archive Service will offer reduced public opening hours to allow staff to prepare the collections for move. The searchroom will be available for bookings between 9.00am-5.00pm every other Friday. Please note booking will be essential. The dates we are open are available our Visit Us page.
We are offering web based introductory sessions for family and local historians. The sessions are designed to show you how to use different websites such as Findmypast and Ancestry.
Trace your family history, discover the history of your house and find out more about the history of your village or community. Find information for school or college projects and investigate legal issues such as rights of way.
Below are a number of policy documents which have been approved by Powys County Council (date of approval in brackets).
Access Policy (July 2008, Reviewed 2014)
Collection Policy (July 2008,Reviewed 2014)
Local Studies Collection Policy (July 2008, Reviewed 2014)
Outreach Policy (July 2008, Reviewed 2014)
Preservation Policy (July 2008, Reviewed 2014)
Terms of Deposit (Nov 2005, Reviewed 2014)
Volunteer Policy (July 2008, Reviewed 2014)
We have also subscribed to The National Archives Standard for Record Repositories. This was approved by Powys County Council in November 2007.