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

When you arrive

Advice on what to do when you arrive at the archives and what facilities are available

Please check our opening hours and location before visiting.

Car Park

While work continues, only blue-badge holders will be able to park on-site. There are public car parks in Hare Lane and Great Western Road, both within easy reach, and the bus and railway stations are nearby.

Parking is free for disabled badge holders and volunteers. Please collect your free token from reception.

For more information about disabled facilities please see access for disabled people.


If this will be your first visit please let the receptionist know that you would like to register. Check before you visit to see what proof of identity you should bring with you. If you are already a registered member at Gloucestershire Archives, please sign in the visitors book.


Gloucestershire Archives has the following facilities for visitors:

  • Locker room for bags and coats.
  • Customer Coffee lounge with free water dispenser.
  • A staffed enquiries desk, where you can ask for help and advice during your visit.
  • Microfilm and microfiche readers. There is no need to book these.
  • Public computers with access to the internet, including access to the Ancestry and Find My Past websites.
  • Full wi-fi availability in the research room.

For information about making copies during your visit please see Document Copying Service

Please read through our Public research room guidelines pens new window before visiting.

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