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

All visits to Bristol Archives must be booked in advance.

The searchroom is open on Tuesdays – Fridays, 9.30am – 4.30pm and the first two Saturdays of each month, 10am – 4pm.

During your visit, please wear a face covering unless you are exempt. Do not visit if you feel unwell or have COVID-19 symptoms.

What’s here at Bristol Archives

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Closed for two weeks to allow staff to carry out work that cannot be done during opening hours

17 January 2022 — 30 January 2022

Closed for the duration of this period