Lancashire Records Office
The Lancashire Records Office (LRO), or the Lancashire Archive, is located next to County Hall in Bow Lane just off Fishergate. It contains records of families such as births, marriages, deaths, wills, census returns. Also maps, deeds, industry, social information old and new and plenty of other material. It covers the whole of Lancashire including some areas within the old boundaries of Lancashire.
There is a group of 'friends' who contribute to new facilities and broadening the range of information available. This is an excellent facility for those interested in researching family or local history.
It is open on weekdays and some Saturdays. There is public access. Entry is behind the trees on the photo above and then up the stairs. There is a reception desk and you will need identification and registration to get through the security gate. Lockers are provided to store bags.
More information can be found on their website.
Lancashire Records Office is part of a nationwide network of records offices called CARN - County Archives Research Network.