Bristol Archives Searchroom Booking

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We require all visitors to book timed slots for their visit. Each slot is 3 hours.

Our searchroom is open to the public on Tuesdays and Fridays only. You’ll need to choose either a morning or afternoon slot. To ensure fairness, visits are limited to one per week.

Documents must be ordered when you book. You will need to provide document references for up to 6 individual items. Catalogue references can be found on our online catalogue 

Additional booking dates will be released every Monday. Bookings must be made at least 48 hours in advance.

Parking at Bristol Archives is free, but you will need to request a parking permit on the booking form. Click here for more info about getting to Bristol Archives

More information about the changes to our services and new searchroom procedures can be found on FAQ page on our website.

If you have any questions about the process please email

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our products are available to buy at M Shed or Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

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where possible, we use re-used or recycled packaging