Bristol Archives

We look after the archives of the city of Bristol and surrounding areas, as well as the British Empire & Commonwealth Collection. We make them available to everybody, free of charge.


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Visitor information

Bristol Archives has reopened!

The searchroom is open Tuesday – Friday, 9.30am – 4.30pm and visits must be pre-booked. We are really looking forward to welcoming you back.

Can’t get to us in person? You can get in touch to use our remote enquiry service.

What’s here at Bristol Archives

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Opening times for summer 2021

17 May 2021 — 31 December 2021

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
9.30am–4.30pm
Wednesday
9.30am–4.30pm
Thursday
9.30am–4.30pm
Friday
9.30am–4.30pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed