Visiting us

Glamorgan Archives accepts reservations for places in the public searchroom for the following sessions:

Tuesday 09.30 – 12.30 and 1.30 – 4.30

Wednesday 09.30 – 12.30 and 1.30 – 4.30

Thursday 09.30 – 12.30 and 1.30 – 4.30

How to Find Us

Glamorgan Archives
Clos Parc Morgannwg
CF11 8AW

Telephone:     (029) 2087 2200

Bank Holidays and closure periods.

Glamorgan Archives will be closed on the following days

Christmas Closure: 22nd December 2023 – 1st January 2024

Collections Weeks: 

26th February-1st March 2024

10th-14th June 2024

18th-22nd November 2024

Before you visit

Glamorgan Archives Booking Procedures


How do I book a place?

The best way to book is by email.  Contact us at

If you do not use email you can contact us by phone on 029 2087 2299.

Booking guidance

Please do not book a place if you, or anyone in your household, is showing any symptoms of Covid19:

  • temperature
  • cough
  • loss of sense of taste / smell

Our opening hours are Tuesday – Thursday, 9.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm -4.30pm.

Please note that we will close for one hour over lunch.

Bookings must be made in advance of your visit.

When booking, let us know if you would like to visit in the morning, in the afternoon, or for a whole day. If you have visited us previously and are registered with Glamorgan Archives, please provide us with your card number and/or the first line of your address.

Each booking is for one person only.  If two or more people wish to visit together, a seat will need to be reserved for each person.

If you require the use of a camera stand please book this in advance when reserving your table and documents

You can connect to our free public wifi using your own device

We cannot currently offer in person family history advice and guidance.  Please contact us by email with your query and we will try our best to help.

When visiting Glamorgan Archives

Please remember to bring a pencil with you when you visit.  Pens and biros are not permitted in the searchroom.

If you are bringing a device that requires charging, please ensure that it is fully charged.  We cannot guarantee access to a power socket.

If you need to pay for reprographics services, online payment is preferred.  The staff can arrange this as required.

Our toilets are open.


If you need to cancel your booking please let us know as soon as possible so that we can allocate your space to another visitor.


The Glamorgan Archives building is fully accessible

How we ensure your visit is as safe as possible

All searchroom furniture and equipment is cleaned regularly.

We operate a strict clean hands policy at Glamorgan Archives.  Staff will wash / sanitise their hands thoroughly before producing any documents for use in the searchroom.


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.

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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