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Coronavirus update

We're pleased to announce that from the 4th August Gloucestershire Archives will re-open to the public.  We've had to make some changes to the way we work, and you can see more details about our new arrangements on our Covid recovery page.

You will need to book your documents in advance.

At the moment Gloucestershire Family History Society remains closed.

If you're not able to make it in, have a look at Gloucestershire Heritage Hub for ideas and links to help you #ExploreYourArchiveAtHome.

Access to Gloucestershire resources on Ancestry for free

While Gloucestershire Libraries and Gloucestershire Family History Society’s research rooms are closed to the public during the Covid-19 pandemic, customers have been unable to access digitised copies of Gloucestershire records free of charge. We’ve been working with Ancestry and can now provide free access to Gloucestershire’s digitised resources until they can welcome you back. Please use this link to access them.

Summer holiday family events @ The Hub


Come along for some free family fun at Gloucestershire Heritage Hub!  Sessions start at 10.00am and 2.00pm and last 2 hours.  No need to book!  Suitable for ages 5 and upwards (children must be accompanied by an adult).

7 August - Fly me to the Moon!

It’s all systems ‘Go!’ for our tribute to the moon landings!  See how local newspapers reported the event and make your own stomp rocket!

14 August - For King & Parliament!

Shot by a musket, poked by a pike or slashed with a sword? You need to see our Civil War barber-surgeon for some 1600's first aid!  Then make your own regimental flag!

21 August - Stand & Deliver!

Discover all about Gloucestershire highwaymen in the company of the notorious local highwayman The Shadow! Then be a proper dandy by making a tricorn hat and mask!

28 August - Fish, Fykes & Ferries!

It’s all aboard the Skylark for an archival cruise along the River Severn to discover of its wonderful history!  Play ‘What cargo is in the bag’ and get crafty by making a fishy mobile!

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