History enthusiasts are reminded of closure

History enthusiasts are being reminded that the Derbyshire Record Office and Local Studies library will soon be closed.

The seven week closure begins on December 21 and will allow Derbyshire County Council to prepare for the two services, currently operating from County Hall, to merge and move into a newly refurbished building in New Street, Matlock.

The building is currently undergoing a major £4m expansion and refurbishment to increase storage and improve facilities.

During the closure visitors can use local studies services at county council libraries in Buxton, Chesterfield, Glossop, Ilkeston, Long Eaton, New Mills, Ripley and Swadlincote.