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Making the archives greener

At Bristol Archives we care for the city’s archives – over ten miles of shelving containing documents dating back as far as the 12th century – by carefully managing the storage conditions in our strongrooms.

From Stone Age to Iron Age

Can you describe the difference between Palaeolithic and Neolithic? Do you know your Bronze Age from your Iron Age? Well, you soon will if you teach in an English primary school.

Desert Island Doc: Not in my back yard!

Our staff and invited guests introduce their favourite documents from the Bristol Archives collections. For this edition, Malcolm Boyns, Archivist has selected a petition to alter the place for public executions of criminals, 1773.

Bowie and Bristol Fashion

We’ve got Bowie fever! To celebrate Bowie Night on Thursday 19 June (now sold out), Helen McConnell takes a look at objects in our collections from the 1970s and the era of Ziggy Stardust.

The Vaughan Postcard Collection

A huge collection of postcards gathered by a local man, Roy Vaughan, is being researched and made public on the Know Your Place website by a wonderful team of Bristol Archives volunteers.

Desert Island Doc: ‘Visited with the plague’

Our staff and invited guests introduce their favourite documents from the Bristol Archives collections. For this edition, Richard Burley, former Archives Manager, has selected the burial register for the parish of St Nicholas, 1634-1654.

Twitter at The Red Lodge Museum

Hello, I’m Mark, I’m a visitor assistant at the Red Lodge Museum.  We’ve had Twitter @RedLodgeMuseum for almost a year now and it’s been great! #redlodgerevealed One of the first things I did with our new online presence was establish the #redlodgerevea…

Spring Cleaning at The Georgian House Museum

We’ve been busy bees sprucing the house up ready for you lovely visitors over the summer. Every year around springtime we get out the dusters, brooms and polish and put in a bit of elbow grease to get every corner sparkling. Come along to see what…

Desert Island Doc: A new school for Cary Grant

Our staff and invited guests introduce their favourite documents from the Bristol Archives collections. For this edition, Max Parkin, Archives Assistant has chosen an admission register for North Street Wesleyan School, 1910.

What’s on your mantelpiece?

During the month of May we’re after photos of your mantelpiece for Bristol At Home. The project is all about collecting your pictures so that future generations can get a glimpse into how we live in Bristol today. Check out #BristolAtHome on Twitter and…