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"Saving, caring for and sharing Dundee's written heritage"

About the Archives

Dundee City Archives holds the records of Dundee City Council and its predecessors, including:

  • Dundee District Council
  • the Corporation of Dundee
  • Tayside Regional Council

We also hold records relating to churches within the Presbytery of Dundee. Please contact us for further information. We also accept records of businesses, societies and families relating to the City of Dundee as gifts or deposits.

Please note that some of our collections are closed to the general public. This might be because they are too fragile, contain personal information or at the request of the depositor. Please contact us before your visit to ensure that you will be able to view records.

A selection of photographs from our collections can be viewed on our Flickr account

Please note that Dundee City Archives does not hold census records or birth, marriage or death certificates.  You can obtain these from the Registrars. Alternatively census returns can be browsed on microfilm at the Local History Centre at Dundee Central Library.

Visit the Archives

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 9.30am to 1pm and 2pm to 4.30pm

We have limited space in our search room so users should make an appointment if possible. If you need any advice about the records you want to view during your visit, please contact us.

If you need disabled access please let us know before your visit.

The Archives entrance is at 14 City Square. When you arrive please go to the reception at 20 City Square – on the right side of the square under the City Chambers. Tell the receptionist that you are visiting the Archives.

Get Copies

If you are unable to visit the archives to view documents in person, we can provide you with copies (where copyright and condition of the item allows). Download our scale of charges (10KB PDF).

If you would like to obtain copies please contact us with details of what you would like copied.

Please note that images supplied are for personal use only. If you would like to use the images in a publication or exhibition you will need to gain permission and there may be a charge. Please contact us for more information.

Contact the Archives

Telephone: 01382 434494
Postal Address: 21 City Square, Dundee DD1 3BY