The Local Studies Reference Collection, which comprises local history reference materials, has moved from Bath Central Library to join the Council’s archives held at Bath Record Office in the Guildhall.
Visit the improved Archives and Local Studies Service, with all of the area’s local history resources under one roof, from Tuesday 6th June 2017. Read more.
In the strongrooms there are over three kilometres of shelving, filled with records dating from 1189, the time of Richard the Lionheart, to the present day.
Bath Record Office supports research into the past and present by making information available to the public.
All who wish to use this wonderful resource are welcome, and staff are happy to give you help and advice with your research.
- Find out how to research your family history
- Bath Ancestors Database
- Find out how to discover the history of your house
- Explore the archives
You can also find out about life in Georgian Bath by searching our Georgian Newspaper Project database.
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