Coronavirus update

In accordance with government regulations, Gloucestershire Archives and Gloucestershire Family History Society @ Gloucestershire Heritage Hub will be closed during the second national lockdown from 5 November to 2 December inclusive.  Please check the website for announcements about our re-opening.

Videos for schools on a variety of topics (KS2 & KS3)

We have put together a series of short educational videos which can be used both in class and virtually from home (such as for homework). Each one is just a few minutes long.

Each video focuses on an item from the Gloucestershire Archives’ extraordinary collections, for example, a map, letter, photograph or diary. They will focus on different topics such as the Tudors, map-making and the Victorians. They tie in with the NC as well as always addressing the hard-to-meet objective of how we find out about the past.

The videos will be added to so please check back regularly!

Don’t forget that we have complimentary resources on the website, including the Where We Live education pack (upcoming) focusing on Gloucestershire local history, and Rainy Day Activities which are fun, mini activities.


Video 1: Map of Gloucestershire, KS2 & KS3 School Video focusing on Local History and Geography (7 minutes)

Here we look at what an old map of Gloucestershire can teach us about Local History and Geography.

Speed Map, c.1610

Before you start the video, it might be useful to download/print out the map discussed.

A follow up activity could include making your own map: Make Your Own Marvellous Map (PDF, 407.8 KB)


If you would like to get in touch, share your work with us or learn more about what we do, we would love to hear from you:

01452 425295

Gloucestershire Archives, Clarence Row, Alvin Street, Gloucester, GL1 3DW

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