Gloucestershire Archives

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Gloucestershire Archives preserves historical records and makes them available for people to use in their research. Reasons for visiting include:

- Discovering your family history
- Exploring the history of your house or local area
- Finding out about key dates, events and topics

You can make use of Gloucestershire Archives' resources in person and online. Details of collections are available via an online catalogue, which also lists local studies material held in seven centres across the county. A document pre-ordering service is available.

Other services offered by Gloucestershire Archives include:

- Support for community groups working to keep Gloucestershire's heritage alive
- Information and advice about sources relating to your research
- Copies of original documents
- Group visits/tours
- Taught sessions and online learning resources for schools

People researching their family and house history might also like to visit Gloucestershire Family History Society, which is located next to the main Archives building. Opening hours differ slightly, so it is worth checking in advance.

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  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Hearing loop available at Reception.
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors - Next to coffee lounge.

Establishment Features

  • Open All Year
  • Tea / Coffee Shop

Event Facilities

  • Free Entry

Key Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • Parking (charge) - £2.50 flat charge, free for Blue Badge Holders
  • Parking On Site

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups - Heritage Open Days
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals - Guided Tours of the search room on Wednesdays, pre booking essential (staff levels permitting)

Map & Directions

Gloucestershire Archives

Type:Heritage/Visitor Centre

Clarence Row, Alvin Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 3DW
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Tel+44 (0)1452 425295

Opening Times

* Please check the attraction's website for opening times.

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