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Welcome to Gloucestershire Archives @ the Heritage Hub
Updated website

I hope you are enjoying using our revised, easier to navigate, website.  If you find any links that are broken or have any other issues with it, please make us aware of them by emailing archives@gloucestershire.gov.uk.  Thank you.

Adding to our collections

We aim to locate, collect and preserve archives, books and other published sources which are of historical significance to Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire.

We accept a wide range of items ranging from records created by the County Council to those belonging to private individuals. We can offer advice on which records to keep and for how long, as well as guidance on how to keep them safely. If you would like to discuss your records with us, please Contact us.


Frequently asked questions

We select material according to our  Appraisal, Collections Development, and  Disposal policies:

  • By prior appointment we can accept records as either a gift (our preferred option) or on long term loan as a deposit.
  • The guides below give more details on this and on access and copyright issues.
  • Please contact the collections management team to make an appointment before bringing in any material.
  • We can offer advice on which records to keep and for how long, as well as guidance on how to keep them safely. If you would like to discuss your records with us, please Contact us.

Are you a Circuit Archivist looking after Methodist Church Archives?  If so, you may be interested in the retention guidelinesOpens new window that have been issued by the Methodist Church.

Are you involved with keeping records of a school? If so, you may be interested in the Information and Records Management Society’s free Toolkit for Schools.

 

Owners of documents held on deposit (long term loan) at Gloucestershire Archives may wish to take their records out for a short while (for example, for a display).

We are happy to help but please contact us in good time to discuss what you need.

Guidance on how to proceed is given in the download below.


Downloadable guides

Still have questions?

Get in touch to enquire about the archives collections or services we offer.

 

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