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 will reopen from Monday 17 May.

The searchroom will be open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and visits must be pre-booked. We are really looking forward to welcoming you back.

In the meantime, you can get in touch to use our remote enquiry service.

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Closed for lockdown

4 November 2020 — 16 May 2021

Closed for the duration of this period