You can use our searchroom for researching a huge variety of topics – from your own local family history to public records revealing Bristol’s heritage. Our searchroom has:
- Spacious reader tables, with dedicated spaces for maps and large documents
- Free wifi and power for your laptop and devices
- Public computers with free access to Ancestry and 19th Century Newspapers
- A media computer for access to our digitised film and image collections
- Microform readers: many popular records, such as parish registers, are available on self-service microfiche/film
- A library of local history books
Find out how to plan your visit to Bristol Archives on the your visit page.
Read more about Bristol Archives’s collections.