Opening Hours, Projects

We’re on the move

The Special Collections and Archives service will be moving from its current location in QU024, Francis Close Hall. The last ‘open’ day based here will be Friday 7th April 2017, after which we’ll be closed to all enquiries while we get our collections ready for the move.

From Tuesday 2nd May 2017, the Special Collections will re-open, based in TC002B, Francis Close Hall. This includes the:

  • Dymock Poets Special Collection
  • Whittington Press Collection
  • U A Fanthorpe Archive
  • Cyder Press Collection
  • Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail Archive
  • David Elyan Collection
  • Michael Henry Archive
  • Local Heritage Initiative Archive

Our University Archive and the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society Library will remain closed to all enquiries, provisionally re-opening on Monday 2nd October 2017 at Delta Place, 27 Bath Road, Cheltenham.

If you have any queries about the move, please contact Louise Hughes on 01242 714851 or email

Opening Hours

Revision of Opening Hours

There will be a revision of our opening hours from Monday 28th April 2014

The University Archives and Special Collections will be open for students and staff to pop in or make an appointment Monday to Friday, 10am – 4pm.

All external visitors are still required to make an appointment in advance. There may also be occasions when the service is closed e.g. lunch breaks.

BGAS Library members are also required to make an appointment in advance of their visit, and are able to do so Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm (10am – 5pm Tuesdays).

Please see our website for more information on our service and collections.

Cheltenham Training College band c.1912 (UA36/14)