Coronavirus update

Good news! We are pleased to announce that from the 15th April 2021, Gloucestershire Archives at the Heritage Hub will re-open to the public.  Pre-booking is essential. Click here for further details.

Make yourself at home

This building is home to several heritage organisations and has facilities for keeping and sharing historic information.


Gloucestershire Heritage Hub is the home of Gloucestershire Archives and a number of heritage groups, including the county’s Family History Society and Police Archives. Its facilities support these organisations to gather, keep and share the documented history of Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire. And they are available to others doing the same, as well as people doing heritage research.

  • Climate-controlled strongrooms and a cold store, for keeping historic records
  • A free-to-use research room supported by expert staff
  • Well-resourced spaces for training and volunteer activity
  • A Family History Society Centre and Police Archives Room, both with free access to specialist expertise and other resources
  • An open-plan lounge for breaks and informal get-togethers

The Hub is also a base for the county’s Registration (Birth, Marriage, Death and Civil Partnership) Copy Certificates service. 


Gloucestershire Archives @ the Hub

The Archives looks after millions of unique documents ranging from 900 year-old parchment to the digital records we create today. These are useful for exploring your family or community history, defending your rights, scrutinising those in power and much more.  You can search an online catalogue to order documents from these collections and view them in the Hub research room.

As well as keeping and sharing historic records, the Archives offers a range of on-site and on-line activities for families, schools and anyone interested in heritage.


The Heritage Hub Community

Everyone is welcome here at the Hub, either as a day visitor or as part of our growing community. So, feel free to visit or settle in – it’d be nice to see you and it’s easy to get involved.

  • Dip into the Archives’ amazing memory bank via the Archives and Hub websites
  • Look at historic documents in the Hub’s research room
  • Attend an event or take part in a training programme
  • Become a volunteer
  • Follow us on social media
  • Subscribe to our quarterly e-newsletter

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