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Coronavirus update

Gloucestershire County Council are closing Gloucestershire Archives @ the Heritage Hub from Monday 23 March until further notice, due to the current issues relating to Covid-19. 

Gloucestershire Family History Society @ the Heritage Hub has also closed their service until further notice. 

Every effort will be made to continue offering essential services such as access to records for legal reasons.  Similarly, the Registration Service will continue to run a copy certificates service from the site. 

Look out for updates from the archives on social media and online.  If you have a few minutes you might like to #ExploreYourArchiveAtHome.  You can search our collections online or browse or contribute to our online mapping resource Know Your Place

We look forward to welcoming back our customers, volunteers, partners and friends in due course. 

Community open day and tea party


You're warmly invited to join us on Sunday 2nd September at our open day and tea party!

Car parking is available free, by kind permission of Gloucester Rugby at the club's ground in Kingsholm Road.

It's a free event, between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm and there's lots to see and do for all ages.


10.00am: Open
10.30am: Behind the scenes guided tour (approximately 30 minutes)
11.00am: Family friendly talk by our roaming highwayman (approximately 25 minutes)
11.00am: “Treasures of the Archives” illustrated talk (approximately 25 minutes)
11.30am: Behind the scenes guided tour (approximately 30 minutes)
12.00pm: Film show created from spoken memories (Memories of parents in WW1; the old Cattle Market; childhood memories of the Picturedrome cinema; the home front in WW2; the deep snowfall of 1947; the Severn Bridge disaster; Fielding & Platt at Christmas; the suitcase). (approximately 35 minutes).
12.30pm: Behind the scenes guided tour (approximately 30 minutes)
1.30pm: Behind the scenes guided tour (approximately 30 minutes)
2.00pm: Family friendly talk by our roaming highwayman (approximately 25 minutes)
2.00pm: “Treasures of the Archives” illustrated talk (approximately 25 minutes)
2.30pm: Behind the scenes guided tour (approximately 30 minutes)
3.00pm: Film show created from spoken memories (Memories of father in WW1; the Three Choirs Festival; a bomb dropping in WW2; growing up during and after WW2; the 1947 floods; Fielding & Platt at Christmas; an artist’s impression of Barton and Tredworth scenes). (approximately 35 mins)
4.00pm Close 


And don’t miss – 
Treasure hunt and quiz for children (in the garden); tea and cake (in the garden); live folk music (in the garden); family tree drop-in sessions throughout the day with Gloucestershire Family History Society; conservation display with one of our conservators; meet the artists; exhibitions on women’s policing in the county, heritage and landscape of the lower Severn, history of the Crypt school; our volunteers sign-up desk; selection of original items on display from Gloucestershire Archives’ collections; a display of photographs of how the building project progressed over the last 18 months.


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