Public Service Update

From the 19th July 2021 we are launching our new online catalogue with an integrated booking system.  There will also be changes to our public service due to the lifting of Covid restrictions, in line with Government guidance. 

See here for further details.

Passport to the Past: Bugs, Bees and Books: A day at Gloucestershire Archives

Date
04/08/2021
Time
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Cost
Free of charge
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You might already know about our 11 million documents going back 900 years. Maybe you’ve heard about our 10 miles of shelves. But you might not know about the buzziest members of the archives team, or some of the tiny unwelcome visitors we have to deal with.


Find out why this little chap is an archivist's worst enemy…..Silverfish


….the surprising history of Raikes the Archive Rat              Raikes the Rat

 

…and why you don’t have to be superhuman to move a ton of books with one finger.

 

For every monthly Passport event, we create new resources which can be used during the session. These will appear on the Passport to the Past: fun activities and resources for families and schools page at least 48 hours before each event takes place giving you time to print them off. This link will also be sent to you a couple of days before the event takes place.


If you can’t print off the pages for the session, please don’t worry! We will display the pages on the screen during the event and all your child will need is a couple of pages of blank paper and a pen or pencil.


Please note that there are other pages listed as downloads which you can also print and enjoy in your own time if you want to do so.

 

You should receive your Zoom link as an automated message when you book on to this event (remember to press the "Book now" button once you've entered your details). If you don't, please check your junk folder. If it's not in there, please contact archives@gloucestershire.gov.uk and we will send you a link.

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