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

Updated 1st April 2021

Glamorgan Archives remains closed to public access.  Staff are still working behind the scenes to prepare to reopen as soon as we can and are available to answer enquiries.  Please email for further details.

Thank you for your patience, and we hope to be able to reopen as soon as possible.

Laura Cotton

Glamorgan Archivist

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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.

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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!


Tours, drives and walks through the Levels

Tours, drives and walks through the Levels

  • 14/05/2021
  • 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

    A series of mini-talks by the Living Levels History Research Volunteers   Have you ever wondered what it was like to visit the Gwent Levels area in the time of Henry VIII? Or indeed at the beginning of the nineteenth century?   Luckily, our history research volunteers can tell you because travellers recorded what they saw during those times.   Join us for a series of mini-talks where the volunteers will present their findings, and find out how you can explore the Levels landscape on foot today!   John Leland: A Tudor View of Monmouthshire – John Chandler   Tours...
    Never stumped for ideas! The CC4 Museum of Welsh Cricket and the COVID-19 pandemic

    Never stumped for ideas! The CC4 Museum of Welsh Cricket and the COVID-19 pandemic

  • 21/06/2021
  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Glamorgan Archives events programme.   Join the team from the CC4 Museum of Welsh Cricket and find out more about what they do, and how they’ve adapted their work during the Covid 19 pandemic, including producing a series of fascinating podcasts exploring aspects of Welsh cricket past and present.   The CC4 Museum of Welsh Cricket opened in 2012.  Based at the National Cricket Centre at Sophia Gardens, its aim is to celebrate the proud history and rich heritage of cricket in Wales.   Please note that this event will be held online via Microsoft Teams. You will need to...


    Glamorgan's Blood Exhibition Online

    Glamorgan's Blood Exhibition Online

  • 30/04/2020 - 28/06/2021
  • 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.
    Cardiff’s docklands community photographs

    Cardiff’s docklands community photographs

  • 26/04/2021 - 30/08/2021
  • All Day

    Click here for our new exhibition of community photographs from Cardiff's Docklands. 

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