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.

Sight and Sound

Welcome to our "Sight and Sound" page where you can find video material from the collections of Gloucestershire Archives and Gloucestershire Heritage Hub partners! As time goes on we hope to also populate this page with audio and photographic material as well. 


Home cinema


Here we are showcasing some of the fabulous moving image material in our collections. Our films come in formats ranging from cinefilm and videotape to born-digital files and cover a wide range of topics. We’re excited to share some of this content with you via our Gloucestershire Heritage Hub YouTube channel.

Here are some tasters of our varied programme. Check out our full offering on our YouTube channel: 

  • Nailsworth on cinefilm: clips of Lionel Bathe’s home movies, filmed in the 1960s, 70s and early 80s. His magpie camera work recorded the Chalford rail car, dancing at Barton Fair, Philpott's bakery, and more besides.

  • one-time employees of Fielding & Platt engineering works remember their working lives - including an office romance or two

  • life in the diverse Barton & Tredworth neighbourhood of Gloucester, from World War 2 to more recent times

  • Gloucester cattle market, Gloucester Picturedrome, the Three Choirs Festival and the arrival of a submarine! as recalled by Brian Frith MBE

  • anecdotes from the remarkable PC Bee Bailey, a trans officer in Gloucestershire Constabulary, including the 2017 Gay Pride march in Belfast


All our films are “shorts” with a running time of less than 5 minutes. So why not grab some popcorn and enjoy an outing to our Home Cinema?

Online exhibitions


Check out our online exhibition Great Gloucestershire Gardens which looks at gardens and gardening throughout Gloucestershire!

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