If you have visited Gloucestershire Archives since the newly refurbished public area re-opened you will have noticed that we are still a building site. Phase two of the build is now in full swing with the new training suite under construction. We are looking forward to the end of August when all the building work will be completed. Continue reading
No, not the legendary Saxon brothers Hengist and Horsa. We have just said goodbye to the Frith Centre, the last remaining HORSA hut on our site, as it has been demolished to make way for our new entrance and training suite.
Do you take photographs? Would you like to see your photograph displayed in the new Heritage Hub at Gloucestershire Archives? If your answer is yes then read on…
We are currently transforming our building in Alvin Street Gloucester and are seeking high quality photographs to celebrate the beauty of the local landscape.
Three winning photos will form feature walls inside the new Heritage Hub buildings, where they will be seen by over 10,000 visitors each year. Continue reading
The new Heritage Hub is open to visitors! by Kim Kenny
As with any building work we have had our ups and downs, plenty of mess, noise and unexpected delays, but all that is behind us now and we are very happy as we begin an exciting new chapter in the history of Gloucestershire Archives.
As one of our first visitors commented, ‘the new space is so much lighter and brighter. And, someone has been very clever because there is so much more space. Really good.’
Another visitor simply said ‘Very swish.’
The plastering is finished, the electrics signed off, walls are being painted, carpets and the furniture ordered. We will soon be moving back into the re-built Heritage Hub.
To make the move as smooth as possible and so all staff are available to help get everything back into place the Archives will close for two weeks from 4.30pm Thursday 8th March. We will re-open at 9am on Tuesday 27 March. Continue reading
I’m always writing little notes to myself as I increasingly find that things are liable to slip my mind.
My name is Julia O’Connell and I am one of the artists working at Gloucestershire Archives.
My arts practice is in textiles and I am creating wall panels that celebrate and feature local archives. Continue reading