Gwent Archives / Archifau Gwent

Location
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  • Email
  • Telephone
      +44(0)1495 353363
  • Address
      Steelworks Road, Ebbw Vale, Blaenau Gwent, NP23 6AA, Wales, United Kingdom
  • Directions
      Mechanical Link cable car is operational, providing direct access from Ebbw Vale town centre.
  • Opening Hours
    • Mon-Fri: 09.30-17.00; 2nd Sat of each month 10.00-16.00
  • Photographs Allowed
      yes (without flash)
  • Reproduction Services
      We can copy most documents, for which a fee is charged. To protect the documents this copying is carried out by trained staff, so will be more expensive than in a library. However, for a small fee, you can use a digital camera (without flash) to take pictures of documents yourself. Use of Handheld Scanners is prohibited. The use of further reprographic devices will be down to the discretion of staff
  • Public Internet Access
      If you require access to the Public Wireless Network you will need to ask staff for a "token", which consists of a 12 hour log in name, and a password. ID will be required for the issue of Tokens.
  • Facilities for Disabled Persons
      Disabled parking is provided within each car park. Disabled access is provided at the rear quadrant entrance. Accessible toilets are available.
  • Refreshment Area
      Visitors are free to use our Public Room for any food or drink you bring. There are also basic snacks and drinks available on site.
  • History

    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.

  • Notes
      We can copy most documents, for which a fee is charged. To protect the documents this copying is carried out by trained staff, so will be more expensive than in a library. However, for a small fee, you can use a digital camera (without flash) to take pictures of documents yourself. Use of Handheld Scanners is prohibited. The use of further reprographic devices will be down to the discretion of staff
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