Preparing to visit
Useful advice and information about what to bring with you
Please check our opening hours and location before visiting us.
Entrance to Gloucestershire Archives is FREE but we welcome donations to the Friends of Gloucestershire Archives. You can do this onlineOpens new window or when you visit.
You can use our public research room and its facilities, including microform readers, on a drop in basis. Please see when you arrive for information about our on site parking.
Before visiting, we recommend searching our Online catalogue to identify the references of the documents you wish to see.
Please order documents before your visit, so they can be available when you arrive. For more information please see our pre-ordering page.
Many of our parish registers of baptisms, marriages and burials are now available via the Ancestry web site. You can access Ancestry free at the Archives and in any Gloucestershire Library
Please note: You can also order copies of birth marriage and death certificates at order a copy of a certificate.
If you would like some advice about what sort of things you can do before starting your research at the Archives please read our New to the Archives guide. Also take a look at our starting your research pages to prepare for your visit.
Please read through our searchroom guidelines before visiting.