Gloucestershire Archives and Libraries

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Record Office[edit | edit source]

Bristol Record Office[edit | edit source]

Bristol Record Office (now known as Bristol Archives which is part of Bristol Museums)
'B' Bond Warehouse (via Create Centre)
Smeaton Road
Bristol, Gloucestershire BS1 6XN UK
Telephone: 0117 922 4224
Website: Bristol Archives

Bristol Record Office was established in 1924. It was the first borough record office in the United Kingdom, since at that time there was only one other local authority record office (Bedfordshire) in existence. It looks after the official archives of the City of Bristol, besides collecting and preserving many other records relating to the city and surrounding area for current and future generations to consult. It moved from the Council House to newly converted premises in the former B Bond Warehouse in 1992. The office is formally recognised by the Lord Chancellor for holding public records and it acts as a Diocesan Record Office for Bristol diocese.
Main article: Bristol Record Office

Archives[edit | edit source]

Gloucestershire Archives[edit | edit source]

Gloucestershire Archives
Clarence Row
Alvin Street
Gloucester, Gloucestershire GL1 3DW UK
Telephone: 01452 425 295
Website: Archives
Catalogue: Online Catalogue

There are countless hidden gems in Gloucestershire Archives’ collections. These range from beautifully illuminated medieval manuscripts to nuggets of priceless information and funny facts, often concealed in ordinary-looking documents. These treasures are usually uncovered in the Archives’ research room, either by visitors using our collections or by Archives staff that handle them as part of our access arrangements.
Please note that the phone is not staffed on Mondays when the Archives are closed to public access.

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Gloucestershire County Libraries[edit | edit source]

Gloucestershire County Libraries
Website: County Libraries

South Gloucestershire County Libraries
Website: South County Libraries

Museums[edit | edit source]

For a long list of Gloucestershire museums, go to List of museums in Gloucestershire in Wikipedia.