We are closed

Due to Government restrictions Gloucestershire Archives and the Heritage Hub are closed to visitors until further notice. We will be contacting all pre-booked archives researchers and volunteers to rearrange new bookings in due course.

Whilst we are closed you may like to explore our lockdown resources and activities pages

The Know Your Place website

The Know Your Place website will be down for essential maintenance on Saturday 16th January between 9am and 5pm.

Maintenance affecting online systems, forms, and payments

For urgent highways problems call 08000 514 514
We will be working on systems which will affect online forms and payments between 10pm on Saturday 17 January and 6am Sunday 18 January 2021.
Forms may be visible, but data may not be submitted, and payments may not be processed so use the "online forms" links on this page with caution. The form may open but not take payments or your data may be lost.
Calls to the Library Helpline 01452 426973 number may also be disrupted. Books can be renewed via the Library App or online at www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/libraries/myaccount.

New to the Heritage Hub?

Welcome to Gloucestershire Heritage Hub, the home of Gloucestershire Archives, Gloucestershire Family History Society, Gloucestershire Police Archives and a number of other heritage charities, including Gloucester History Festival.


Indoor visitors:  Due to Covid-19 we are currently only able to welcome pre-booked researchers and volunteers inside our building at present.  Please see details on our covid recovery page.


Outdoor visitors:  

You are welcome to come on weekdays and enjoy our community garden and heritage inspired art at our site in Clarence Row, Alvin Street, Gloucester GL1 3DW.  If you can’t visit in person, find out more about the Hub garden and other Gloucestershire gardens from our online display

There are two complimentary walking trails of Kingsholm.  The new “Kingsholm Looking Up” trail has been specially commissioned by the History Festival.  You can see an online version of it or download it from the History Festival website

There is also the Kingsholm & Wotton heritage walking tour, produced by the Kingsholm & Wotton Neighbourhood Partnership, which you can see online


Online visitors:   Opportunities to explore our FREE resources on-line: 

Online exhibitions: 18, Alexandra Road, Gloucester features on the Kingsholm Looking Up walking trail.  Visit our Kindertransport exhibition to find out more about its secret history.

Home cinema:  a series of short films relating to Gloucestershire with a running time of less than 5 minutes.  So why not grab some popcorn and enjoy an outing to our home cinema?   Further options are available on the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub YouTube channel

Know Your Place digital maps:  explore your local area by popping in your postcode and finding out what the area was like before you lived there.  

Jigsaws:  find a bank of virtual jigsaws from images on our collections by visiting free website website jigidi.com and typing heritage hub into the search box.

Make your own history:  Submit a covid diary… Or take part in our “60 seconds with …..” challenge.  


Other excellent heritage-based websites and resources to explore:

Barton & Tredworth Community History - recording and celebrating Barton & Tredworth’s past and present

Gloucester Rugby Heritage - preserving and sharing the history of Gloucester Rugby Club

Fielding & Platt History - gathering & sharing memories of Gloucester’s great engineering firm

Dowty Heritage - the history of Gloucestershire’s global engineering group

Gloucestershire Police Archives - capturing and sharing Gloucestershire’s police history and heritage

Victoria County History Gloucestershire - the “big red books“ have gone online!

Gloucestershire Traditions - one stop website for songs and tunes collected in Gloucestershire


We hope this has whetted your appetite!  Our website has a wealth of information and resources for you to explore, whether you’re interested in local history, family history, Gloucester or the wider county.  Why not visit our home page and have a good look around?


The Gloucestershire Heritage Hub is a network of groups and individuals with a shared interest in gathering, keeping and sharing archives to tell the story of Gloucestershire people and places through the ages.

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