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Westfälische Hofes- und Familienarchive

The archives preserve the written cultural heritage in its area of responsibility. It safeguards legal and cultural assets of high value and serves the needs of society for historical information, transparency of administrative action and legal certainty. On these pages you will find further information and references to the archive.

Westfälische Hofes- und Familienarchive

Opening Times & Contact

Your Contact

Jahnstraße 26
48147 Münster

Phone number
+49 251-5913890
+49 251-591269
Opening hours
Monday to Friday
8.30am - 6.00pm

Our holdings

The holdings of the archive refer to diverse groups of documents that have been combined into a unit according to logically comprehensible aspects such as their origin, their context of origin and their factual content according to formal characteristics. These include, for example, the files of city and district administrations, but also collections of photographs and newspaper clippings. Almost all documents in an archive are assigned to collections that structure the archive. The holdings of the archive are available online in this portal and can be researched


Für Nachfragen zu einzelnen Hofes- und Familienarchiven wenden Sie sich bitte an den zuständigen Referenten / die zuständige Referentin im LWL-Archivamt für Westfalen.

Die Zuständigkeiten sind nach Kreisen aufgeteilt.

Eine Übersicht finden Sie auf den Internet-Seiten des LWL-Archivamts.