Bath and North East Somerset Record Office

Bath and North East Somerset Record Office
Guildhall
High Street
Bath
Somerset
BA1 5AW
England

Website

www.batharchives.co.uk

E-mail

archives@bathnes.gov.uk

Telephone

01225 477421

Fax

01225 477439

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
Photograph of the south end of the Guildhall, Bath
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Are you interested in the history of Bath?

The Record Office collects,preserves and makes available to everyone historical records relating to Bath. These records include documents from the 12th century to the present day, reflecting all aspects of life in Bath.

We welcome all visitors, whatever their area of research. We hold a huge range of sources for family history, house history, and the local history of Bath, as well as for wider academic research.

The entire collection of this Record Office is a Designated Collection of national importance.

Venue Type:

Archive

Opening hours

Please make an appointment if you are planning to visit the Record Office.

Tuesday to Thursday: 09.00-13.00 and 14.00-17.00
Friday: 09.00-13.00 and 14.00-16.30

Closed on Mondays

Admission charges

Admission free

The records held by Bath Record Office occupy over a mile of shelving. They include documents from the 12th century to the present day, reflecting all aspects of life in Bath and its development as a World Heritage city. Among the records are maps, deeds, photographs, and the archives of local businesses, clubs, societies and private individuals, as well as official and administrative records of Bath City Council and other institutions and organisations such as hospitals, schools, Board of Guardians, Quarter and Petty Sessions. Microfiche copies of records held elsewhere, such as parish registers for churches in Bath and the surrounding district, are also available.

The entire collection of Bath and North East Somerset Record Office is a Designated Collection of national importance.

Collection details

Archives

Key artists and exhibits

  • Designated Collection
  • Bath City Council
  • Bath Corporation
  • Bath Abbey Church
  • Bath Charters
  • Bath deeds and leases
  • Family History
  • Genealogy
  • House History
  • Parish registers
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