Glamorgan Archives Blog: Discovering Glamorgan’s Past

A statement from Glamorgan Archives in light of the current Covid-19 situation. Updated 24th March 2020

In the light of government advice Glamorgan Archives is currently closed.  We will continue to respond to remote enquiries.

Some of your enquiries may be answered by the catalogue and other resources on the website.

Updates will be posted on the website and social media as they happen.

We thanks you for your patience in these difficult times.

Susan Edwards

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.

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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!


Angelton: Asylum Lives The Life Stories of the Women and Children of the Glamorgan Asylum

Angelton: Asylum Lives The Life Stories of the Women and Children of the Glamorgan Asylum

  • 06/04/2020
  • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Glamorgan Archives, Leckwith, Cardiff.

    Anthony Rhys & Louvain Rees Discover more about the life histories of the patients of the Glamorgan Asylum during the late-19th and early-20th centuries. Explore their untold stories, the hardships they faced in everyday society and the effect poor mental health had on them and the people closest to them. This is a FREE event but places are limited so please contact Glamorgan Archives to book.


    Journey to Democracy

    Journey to Democracy

  • 06/03/2020 - 06/05/2020
  • All Day
  • Glamorgan Archives, Leckwith, Cardiff.

    This free display explores the political and parliamentary background to the UK’s Journey to Democracy. The display looks at the role of protest, including the Newport Rising in 1839, and the legislation that followed. Glamorgan Archives, Clos Parc Morgannwg, Leckwith, Cardiff  CF11 8AW Email:  Tel.: 029 2087 2299

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