Our Create Centre Research Room has free access to family history books, CDs and premium websites, including Ancestry, Findmypast and the British Newspaper Archive. Use of resources and advice is free but we appreciate donations which help us to purchase more resources.
The Research Room has now reopened, but for restricted hours because of covid. Our current hours, which are in line with those of Bristol Archives are as follows:
Monday afternoon - 2 - 4
Wednesday morning - 10 - 12
Pre-booking is essential, and the number of visitors may be limited because of social distancing. To book a space, email email@example.com with the date you wish to come, your name, and if you will need a parking space. Masks must be worn throughout the building, so please bring your own. Please also wash your hands before coming into the Research Room. BAFHS volunteers will be there to help you, but will not be able to provide close support or assistance.
We hope that these arrangements will be only temporary and that we will soon be able to open in the normal way at the normal times.
Arrival & Access
Enter the Create Centre and follow the signs to the Bristol Archives. Enter the Archives Exhibition area and the Research Room will be in front of you. If you end up in the Archives search room, you've missed us! Do not sign in there but do tell them that you are going to the BAFHS Research Room and you will be given directions. Please do not use the Archives lockers but take your belongings into our Research Room with you. You may use your mobile phone or digital camera to take copies of documents in our Research Room for personal use without charge.
Bristol Archives, 'B' Bond Warehouse, Smeaton Road, Bristol, BS1 6XN.
2 pm - 4 pm
10 am - 12 noon
We hope to return to longer hours, including Saturday morning opening, in due course.