Come and see us in person to undertake research on our site. To prepare for your visit and learn about our Covid-secure measures please see here 

Open Garden event Saturday 25 June

Come and see the beautiful Heritage Hub Community Garden as we support a local Open Gardens initiative for Kingsholm.  Garden open 11am-4pm, with refreshments available and an online display of some Right Royal Gloucestershire documents.  Just turn up, no need to book

Opening hours and access

Opening hours

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 09:00-16:30

Wednesday: 09:00-16:30

Thursday: 09:00-16:30

Friday: 09:00-16.30

Saturday: staff are currently busy planning Saturday events. We will update shortly.


We require you to make an appointment and order documents in advance of your visit.  You can find more information on our Preparing to Visit page.



£3 per day: tokens available from reception.


Access for people with disabilities and special requirements

Access statement v.1.1 October 2020

Gloucestershire Archives at the Heritage Hub is a welcoming and inclusive space for all, including disabled people, and older people with dementia or sensory impairments. When we planned the Heritage Hub we sought advice on access issues, and we have included the following in our design:

  • A lift from the entrance foyer to Reception
  • Level access to all areas, with auto-doors
  • Two wheelchair accessible toilets
  • A mixture of soft and hard seating in the coffee lounge and entrance foyer
  • An extra large screen for training, presentations and events for those with impaired vision (in the Frith Room and in the Dunrossil Centre)
  • Hearing loops for those who are hard of hearing
  • Clearly defined spaces, using lighting and colour, to help people with dementia navigate the building
  • Acoustic chairs in the reception area for those who may be hard of hearing
  • Blue Badge parking (3 spaces available – first come, first served, or can be pre-booked)

Staff are trained in how to help if you require additional support to access our resources – please just ask if you need some assistance.

Guide dogs and other assistance dogs are always welcome.

Some staff have received training in dementia awareness.

We also welcome mothers with babies; baby changing facilities are available in the Dunrossil Centre and a private space can be made available, on request, if a mother needs to breastfeed her baby.

Please tell us if you think we can make any improvements to our access; email us at archives@gloucestershire.gov.uk

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