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.

Christmas & New Year opening hours

Good news! The Archives will remain open until 4.30 pm on Thursday 21 December 2017 when we will close for the Christmas break. We will re-open at 9.00 am on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

We will be closing for two weeks to move into the newly refurbished Heritage Hub in the new year. We will announce the firm dates as soon as we have them.

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.

What to bring with you

Finding Documents

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.

Advice

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.

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