The archive is open to everyone to visit and consult material. You can arrange a visit by emailing the archive team at or by calling the Red House on 01728 687110.

The archive is open for research during the following times (we recommend contacting us at least two weeks in advance):

  • Monday: 10am–5pm
  • Tuesday: 2-5pm (closed am)
  • Wednesday-Friday: 10am–5pm
  • Closed weekends and public holidays
  • During the Aldeburgh Festival (June 2023) the archive reading room will host an exhibition. There will be very limited space for readers during this time and any research visits must be booked well in advance to avoid disappointment.