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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 at 4.30 pm on Wednesday 28th February 2018 to move into the newly refurbished Heritage Hub. We will be reopening at 9.00 am on 13 March 2018.

The Hart Silversmith's Trust project

The Hart Silversmith's Trust project is focused on conserving a collection of about 3,500 drawings covering a span of over 100 years, and represents an important part of local and national heritage, as well as a valuable record of silversmithing and the Arts and Crafts movement. The vast majority of these drawings and designs were created by George Henry Hart, the first generation of the Hart silversmiths in Chipping Campden. The collection also includes drawings by Charles Robert Ashbee, the renowned architect, designer, entrepreneur and prime mover of the Arts and Crafts movement.

Gloucestershire Archives has supported the project by advising the Trust, training its project volunteers, helping to digitise the collection, and preserving the original drawings in its specialist strongrooms. Any researcher wishing to use the collection should contact the Trust directly.

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