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.
Open Monday to Friday 9:30 - 5:00 p.m
We are also open on the 2nd Saturday each month from 10.00am - 4.00pm.
Gwent Archives, Steelworks Road Ebbw Vale Blaenau Gwent NP23 6DN