About Us

Gwent Archives opened at its site in Ebbw Vale in 2011.

 Its purpose-built facilities provide:-

 An ideal environment for you to use the unique collection of documents.

  • Around 10km of state of the art storage so the Collection can be preserved for future generations and we can go on collecting - we are always keen to hear from people with documents they think might be of interest.
  • Lecture and group facilities so people can learn more about using the resources.
  • A modern archive conservation studio where you can see the delicate work of repair and conservation carried out.

 Gwent Archives was established in 1938 as the Monmouthshire Record Office, serving the 'old' county of that name. In 1974, following local government reorganisation, it became the Gwent County Record Office. Further local government changes in 1996 divided the county of Gwent into five unitary authorities.

Gwent Archives now serves the areas covered by these authorities: Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council, Caerphilly County Borough Council (former Islwyn Borough area), Monmouthshire County Council, Newport City Council and Torfaen County Borough Council.

 

 

 

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