The catalogue contains over a million entries giving brief details of all archive and local studies collections held at Gloucestershire Archives and full details for all catalogued collections. It holds details of the local studies material held in Cheltenham Local & Family History Centre. The catalogue also contains details of material held at Gloucester Cathedral Archives & Library. It doesn’t include images of the documents themselves.
If you haven't used Gloucestershire Archives before you'll need to sign up for an Archives and Records Association Archives Card. You can start this process online. Please see our Visit Us page for more information.
Order documents online
You can search theonline catalogueto find reference numbers of documents you wish to view.
You can then pre-order your documents via the catalogue - see theHelppages for more information.We need 3 working days’ notice and you can order up to 10 documents. If you know that you'll need to see more than 10 documents, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why not give our online YouTube tutorial a watch, with practical advice on searching and ordering documents:
Data Protection Act 2018. The information collected when registering by our online customer registration form will be used by Gloucestershire Archives for its administration, service development and security activities. Contact details will be shared with the Archives & Records Association (ARA) for its administration of the ARA Card scheme; also with other archive services for security reasons if required. If you have a query or concern regarding this, please contact the County Archivist on 01452 425295. You can find our privacy notice here (PDF, 168 KB) .
Frequently asked questions
I have found an item I am interested in, how do I arrange to visit?
Have a look at ourVisit Us pages to see what you need to do next.
I can't visit the archive, can I get a copy sent to me?
You can employ an independent record agent to make a copy for you. For more information you can look at ourcopyright and publishing page.
What do the use restrictions and access conditions statements mean?
It isn't always straightforward to access information or documents held here. You can find out more on our Access considerations page.
Why can't I find the information I am looking for?
When you are searching the catalogue you will only find exact words used by the cataloguer. If you haven't found what you are after, try using related search terms. There is lots more advice about getting the best from the catalogue in our Help page
Want to come and visit the archive?
If you have an idea of what you would like to see or do then please get in touch to book a visit, order a document, or just visit our lovely communal garden.