Coronavirus update

Gloucestershire Archives at the Heritage Hub is open to the public.  Pre-booking is essential.

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Preparing to Visit

Before you visit

All visitors need to register on the Archives and Records Association (ARA) Archives card system.  

If you do not already have an Archives Card, please apply for one online in advance of your visit. This replaces the discontinued County Archives Research Network (CARN) reader’s card. 

All first time users of an ARA Archives Card will need to bring two forms of ID to validate their application.  Arrangements have been made to show ID, at a safe distance.

By registering using the ARA Archives Card system, we'll be able to log your visit, in case of contact tracing. See our privacy notice for more information.


Making an appointment

We are operating an appointment system for all visitors to Gloucestershire Archives @ the Heritage Hub. This is to ensure that the recommended social distancing measures can be observed at all times.

Click here to make a booking and pre-order your documents.

Please give us details of convenient dates for you. Every effort will be made to accommodate our users but due to a reduced searchroom capacity, we suggest that you provide an alternative date. Our opening times are Tuesday-Friday 9.00am-4.30pm.

You will also be asked to supply a list of documents required with full reference numbers. We need 3 working days’ notice and you can order up to 10 documents per visit. Please search our online catalogue to see what is available.

If you know that you'll need to see more than 10 documents, please email us at  

Each booking will be confirmed by email with further information about your visit. Please read this information carefully and wait until you have received confirmation before making your visit.

If you feel unwell on the day of your visit, please call us on 01452 425295 to rearrange your appointment.

We will keep our arrangements under review in accordance with the latest Government guidance so please check the website before visiting next time.


Donations and Deposits

If you'd like to make a donation or deposit please get in touch with the Collections Management team at or 01452 425294 to arrange an appointment.

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