Come and see us in person to undertake research on our site. To prepare for your visit and learn about our Covid-secure measures please see here 

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: 

During the coronavirus outbreak please check Preparing to visit page as you will need to pre-book your visit when we are open, and sometimes we are closed in accordance with government guidance.  


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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