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Gloucestershire Archives - new opening hours


After a consultation, Gloucestershire County Council’s Archives Service are changing their opening hours. The site on Alvin Street in Gloucester will be open for an extra day during the week, and once a month there will be community events on a Saturday.


The arrangement for pre-booked volunteers on Mondays at Gloucestershire Archives has worked well during the building work on site so the service will continue with this arrangement.

The new opening hours from the 3 September are:

  • Mondays: 10.00 – 4.00pm (pre-booked volunteers only)
  • Tuesdays to Fridays: 9.00 – 4.30pm
  • Saturdays: 9.00 – 4.30pm (first of each month) beginning with Saturday 6 October.


What can I find at Gloucestershire Archives?

It is a legal requirement that information such as birth, marriage and death certificates, and council and court records are kept safely and securely in the county. Visitors will have to request any records they want to see online before their visit. You can find out more about planning a visit and requesting records online here -   or by calling 01452 425295.


What is the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub?

The Heritage Hub is a welcoming and inclusive space for all, including disabled people, and older people with dementia or sensory impairments. The building on Alvin Street has recently been refurbished and is made up of many local and family history groups and projects, including Gloucestershire Archives, Gloucestershire Police Archives Group, and Gloucestershire Family History Society.

You can find out more about the archives at the Heritage Hub online here - 

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