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Welcome to Gloucestershire Archives @ the Heritage Hub
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I hope you are enjoying using our revised, easier to navigate, website.  If you find any links that are broken or have any other issues with it, please make us aware of them by emailing  Thank you.

February Saturday event @ the Heritage Hub

You can find details of our next free event at 1pm on Saturday 4th February, If Walls Could Talk, via this link.  It's advisable to pre-book, and you can do this through the link.

About Us

Gloucestershire Archives is a local authority archive, and is part of Gloucestershire County Council’s Corporate Resources Directorate.  We are also the Diocesan Record Office and an approved repository for Public Records.  And we provide an Archives service for South Gloucestershire Council.

Archives matter:  they are our unique, authentic, trustworthy, collective memory; they underpin our identities, and support informed decision-making, transparency and accountability. 

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What we do, and why we do it

Our Motto:  evidence, memory, trust

Our Vision is to gather, keep and share documentary evidence relating to Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire for everyone for ever. 

Our Mission is to lead a collaborative approach to expertly safeguard and develop our unique collections, to make them widely accessible to engage, educate and empower as many people as possible, now and in the future. We will address cataloguing and conservation backlogs; adopt a more proactive, inclusive approach to collecting; progress pioneering innovations in digital preservation; and develop new ways of engaging with audiences.   

Our main activities are:

Gathering: Locating and collecting archives and published sources which are of historical significance and record everyday life for the counties of Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire;

Keeping:  Expertly preserving and safeguarding unique and irreplaceable collections, some of which are recognised nationally or internationally;

Sharing: Encouraging the use, appreciation and enjoyment of archives through inclusive and welcoming public services; Making accurate information about our collections widely available.  

Collaborating: Forging ground-breaking partnerships and lasting volunteering opportunities that inspire and support local people and communities to gather, keep and share the documented heritage of Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire.

We follow a range of guiding principles when carrying out our activities, summarised in our policy documents. Click here to view.

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