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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Bristol Archives has reopened!

Bristol Archives is open Tuesday – Friday, 9.30am – 4.30pm and the first two Saturdays of each month, 10am – 4pm.

Visitors to the Archives must book an appointment in advance. 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.

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Opening times for autumn 2021

27 September 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
Open 10am - 4pm on the first two Saturdays of the month
Sunday
Closed

What’s on at Bristol Archives

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