Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

Increased charges from 1 July

From 1 July 2017, there will be significant increases to our fees and charges which have been made to reflect the cost of providing our services and to strengthen our income base to help secure a sustainable future for archives in Hampshire.

Hampshire Record Office is free for everyone to visit and to consult the full range of archives and local studies resources, including film and sound archives in Wessex Film and Sound Archive. We apply charges for our wide range of copying services and added-value services including research, events (talks, workshops etc), use of images in publications, and room hire. A recent cost analysis of the work we do revealed that many of our fees and charges were some way short of covering the cost of providing them. Increases are in the range between 6% and 115% but typically 67%. Our full list of revised fees and charges will be available online from 1 July.

Some examples of revised fees and charges are:

  • One hour’s research charge, from £35 to £37 (6% increase)

  • Baptism certificate, from £13 to £28 (115% increase)

  • Self-service photography permits, from £14 to £15 (7% increase)

  • Visitor requesting photocopies, from 60p per A4 and 80p per A3 to £1 per A4/A3 (67%/25% increase)

  • Remote customers ordering 1-5 photocopies, from £6 to £10 minimum charge (67% increase)

  • Visitor printing from microfiche, from 50p or 60p to 75p per print (50%/25% increase)

  • Remote customer ordering prints from microfiche, £6 to £10 per print (67% increase)

  • One digital photograph, from £6 to £12 (100% increase)

  • Two digital photographs, from £12 to £16 (33% increase)

  • Group talks/visits, from £75 to £100 (33% increase)

We review our charges annually and benchmark them with neighbouring county archive services of Dorset, Surrey, and West Sussex. Compared to these archive services, our revised fees and charges are in the high to middle range.