Building works affecting Gloucestershire Archives

We currently have builders on site. Before your visit, please check the latest information about opening hours and parking. You will need to order your documents before you visit.

We will be closed from Monday 11th December 2017, reopening as Gloucestershire Archives at the Heritage Hub on Tuesday 2nd January 2018. During this time  we will be relocating to the remodelled public space. We hope to keep disruption to our customers at a minimum as this is our least busy time of the year. We look forward to welcoming you to the Heritage Hub in the New Year

Finding archives relating to South Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire Archives provides an archives service for South Gloucestershire Council.

We hold many original documents relating to South Gloucestershire and you can use them in our public research room. Bristol Record OfficeOpens new window also holds South Gloucestershire-related archive material, which is different from the material in Gloucestershire Archives' collections. 

You can check the whereabouts of particular records before you visit by checking the  guide to sources for South Gloucestershire (also available by clicking on "A guide to archive sources for the history of South Gloucestershire" in the download section to the right). The guide is arranged by place and subject, and gives a brief description of the records, their reference number and location. You can then use the reference number in the online catalogues for Gloucestershire Archives and Bristol Record Office to find out more about the records.

You can also  download a list of items held at the Yate and District Heritage Centre.

Please have a look at our Preparing to Visit page if you'd like to view any original documents at Gloucestershire Archives.  Amongst other things, this explains how you can have your  documents ready and waiting for you as soon as you arrive.

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