Visiting us

The searchroom at Glamorgan Archives is open to the public at the following times:

Monday 13.00 – 17.00

Tuesday-Friday 10.00 – 17.00

Glamorgan Archives will be closed the week beginning Monday 29 June 2020 to allow staff to undertake essential work on the collection.  We will re-open as usual on Monday 6 July at 1pm.

How to Find Us

Glamorgan Archives
Clos Parc Morgannwg
CF11 8AW

Telephone:     (029) 2087 2200

Extended opening hours and Bank holidays

Extended opening hours – Monday evening only

Our opening hours on the following dates will be:

Monday 14 January 2019  – 1:00 – 8:00
Monday 11 February 2019 – 1:00 – 8:00
Monday 11 March 2019 – 1:00 – 8:00
Monday 8 April 2019 – 1:00 – 8:00
Monday 13 May 2019 – 1:00 – 8:00
Monday 10 June 2019 – 1:00 – 8:00
Monday 8 July 2019 – 1:00 – 8:00
Monday 12 August 2019 – 1:00 – 8:00
Monday 9 September 2019 – 1:00 – 8:00
Monday 14 October 2019 – 1:00 – 8:00
Monday 11 November 2019 – 1:00 – 8:00
Monday 9 December 2019 – 1:00 – 8:00

On all other days, our opening hours are:

Monday 1:00 – 5:00
Tuesday – Friday 10:00 – 5:00
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Glamorgan Archives will be closed on the following days

Christmas Holidays
Wednesday 25 December 2019
Thursday 26 December 2019

New Year’s Day
Wednesday  1 January 2020

Easter Bank Holidays
Good Friday, 10 April 2020
Easter Monday, 13 April 2020

May Bank Holiday
Friday 8 May 2020

Spring Bank Holiday
Monday 25 May 2020

Summer Bank Holiday
Monday 31 August 2020

Before you visit


To use the Glamorgan Archives searchroom you will need to register as a searcher on your first visit. We will ask you for some personal details, including home address and telephone number, and about your research; your photograph will also be taken.

To complete registration you will be asked to agree to our searchroom rules and to provide two forms of identification, one which includes proof of your name (e.g. driving licence, bank/credit card, passport) and another which shows proof of your address (e.g. utility bill, council tax bill, official document/letter – this should be dated within the last three months). If you are unable to produce such documents, for whatever reason, please speak to a member of staff who will help you find a way to use our service.

Having registered, you will be issued with a registration card which you will need to bring with you whenever you visit the Archives

Data Protection Act 1998: the information provided will not be passed to anyone else and will be kept for internal purposes only.


Lockers are provided for personal belongings such as coats, bags and briefcases as they cannot be taken into the searchroom.


Please bring a pencil with you as pens cannot be used in the Searchroom.

Use of cameras

You are welcome to use your own digital camera to take photographs of documents as long as you ask the Duty Archivist first and fill in a personal photography form.

Use of laptops

Public access computers are available for searchers to use. You are also welcome to use your own laptop. The Archives has free wifi access in all public areas.


In our foyer area there is seating where you are welcome to take a break from your research and eat your own food. The Archives is a five minute walk away from a retail park where there are several cafes and sandwich bars.

For satellite navigation or internet map services, our postcode is CF11 8AW. Clos Parc Morgannwg is located just off Sloper Road.

A handy landmark is the new Cardiff City Stadium – if you can see that, you can’t be far away as we’re right next door. We’re also adjacent to the Capital Retail Park, although there is only pedestrian access between our site and the shops.

Find transport to us using Traveline Cymru, National Rail Enquiries, Arriva Trains Wales, Cardiff Bus. Traffic News and Cameras are available from the BBC.

Travelling by Train

From Cardiff Central catch the train either to Grangetown or Ninian Park stations. Grangetown is on the Penarth line and Ninian Park is on the City Link in the direction of Radyr. Trains to Radyr leave every half hour, trains to Grangetown leave every 8-10 minutes.

If you are travelling in from the North of Cardiff you can alight at Radyr and take any train heading for Coryton on the City Link, which will travel through Ninian Park on the way to Cardiff Central. Trains on the City Link run approximately every half an hour.

Travelling by Bus

From behind Cardiff Central Library you can catch the service Number 1 or 2. These are city circle bus routes and you should try to catch the Number 1 to travel to the office and the number 2 to get back. Both these services stop at the closest bus stop to the Archives, and run twice an hour. Alternatively service numbers 92, 93, 94 and 95 all stop at the ends of Sloper Road and are no more than a 10 minute walk from the Glamorgan Archives.

Travelling by Car

If coming from Cardiff city centre, follow the A4161 along Castle Street and then onto Cowbridge Road East. Continue onto Wellington Street, and then take the second exit at a five way junction onto Leckwith Road, signposted Penarth and Dinas Powis. Proceed under two railway bridges and then turn left onto Sloper Road at a traffic light controlled crossroads. Continue for quarter of a mile; as you pass Cardiff City Stadium, Clos Parc Morgannwg will be on your right – there is a brown tourism sign at the entrance to the road.

From outside Cardiff, travel to Junction 33 on the M4 and leave the motorway to join the A4232. After six miles exit the A4232 at the B4267 turn off, sign-posted Cardiff City Stadium. Take the first exit from the roundabout onto Leckwith Road (B4267). Continue for half a mile, passing the Capital Retail Park and Cardiff City Stadium on your right. At a traffic light controlled crossroads, just before a railway bridge, turn right onto Sloper Road. Continue for quarter of a mile; as you pass Cardiff City Stadium, Clos Parc Morgannwg will be on your right – there is a brown tourism sign at the entrance to the road.

We have both car and bicycle parking for visitors.   The car park is locked when the office closes.

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