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Glamorgan Archives Blog: Discovering Glamorgan’s Past

A statement from Glamorgan Archives in light of the current Covid-19 situation.

Updated 9th November 2020

Glamorgan Archives remains closed to the public due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Staff are continuing to work behind the scenes on all measures to ensure that we can reopen as soon as is practically possible.

In the meantime, please continue to contact us by the usual channels if you need assistance with your enquiry.


Laura Cotton

Glamorgan Archivist

Research Guides

Glamorgan Archives has produced a selection of research guides on popular subjects and series of records to help you get started in your research.

Search our Catalogue

Our catalogue, Canfod, contains descriptions of over 180,000 items in our collection and is regularly updated with descriptions of new records we receive and new catalogues we create.

How to find us

Information on how to reach us on foot, by car, on the bus and by train.

Glamorgan Archives serves the County Borough Councils of Bridgend, Caerphilly, Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Vale of Glamorgan and the City and County of Cardiff.

What’s on

Glamorgan Archives organises regular FREE events which anyone is welcome to attend.  Our events are based on themes which link to our collections and connect to the community we serve.

Keep an eye on our Events page for details of what’s coming up!


A History of Christmas in Modern Britain by Professor Martin Johnes

A History of Christmas in Modern Britain by Professor Martin Johnes

  • 15/12/2020
  • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Join Professor Martin Johnes as he discusses ‘A History of Christmas in Modern Britain’. This talk will examine some of the ways in which celebrations of Christmas have changed - and often not changed – over the last 200 years. It argues that Christmas is an integral part of British culture and can be used to explore wider ideas of religion, class, gender and nationhood. Martin Johnes is Professor of History at Swansea University. A historian of modern Wales and of popular culture in modern Britain, he has published widely on subjects including politics, sport, race, national identity, pop music,...


    Glamorgan's Blood Exhibition Online

    Glamorgan's Blood Exhibition Online

  • 30/04/2020 - 31/12/2020
  • All Day

    Our ‘Glamorgan’s Blood’ exhibition launched in October 2019 and was on display at Glamorgan Archives until the end of last year.   The exhibition was due to travel to venues across south Wales during 2020.  We were only a few months into the tour when, as a result of the Covid19 pandemic, we had to draw it to a close.  The exhibition banners are now packed away until we can resume the tour.   In the meantime, we’ve added the exhibition content to our website so that it can be viewed and enjoyed from home.

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