Manchester Archives and Local Studies

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The Manchester Archives and Local Studies incorporates the Greater Manchester County Record Office (GMCRO).

The service was established in 1976 by the former Greater Manchester County Council and, since 1983, has been based in a textile warehouse in Marshall Street.

Greater Manchester County Record Office
56 Marshall Street
New Cross
M4 5FU

Tel: 0161 832 5284
Fax: 0161 839 3808

Elliot House - temporary home of the Manchester City Library, until the Central Lirbary reopens in 2013

Microfilm/microfiche, computer and local studies collections are available at:
The Manchester Room@City Library,
Elliot House,
151 Deansgate (at the junction of Lloyd Street ),
M3 3WD

Tel: 0161 234 1979


  • Businesses, Families and Societies
  • Books, Newspapers and Periodicals
  • Cemetery, Probate and Coroners Registers
  • Commonwealth Games Legacy and Archive
  • Church Registers
  • Court and Prison Records
  • Electoral Registers, Rate Books and Land Tax
  • Ethnic Minorities
  • Hospital Records
  • Maps, Directories and Phone Books
  • Methodist Records
  • Photographs and Illustrations
  • Political and Trade Union Records
  • Poor Law and Workhouse Records
  • School Records

Opening hours

Location Marshall Street Elliot House
Day Time Time
Monday 9:00am-5:00pm 9:00am-8:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am-5:00pm 9:00am-8:00pm
Wednesday Closed 9:00am-8:00pm
Thursday 9:00am-5:00pm 9:00am-8:00pm
Friday 9:00am-5:00pm 9:00am-5:00pm
Saturday (2nd & 4th) 9:00am-5:00pm 9:00am-5:00pm
Saturday (others) Closed 9:00am-5:00pm
Sunday Closed Closed