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Wednesday 26 August 2015

Visit: Glamorgan Archives

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The Glamorgan Archives are situated at Clos Parc Morgannwg, Leckwith, Cardiff, CF11 8AW. The Archives serves the County Borough Councils of Bridgend, Caerphilly, Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Vale of Glamorgan and the City and County of Cardiff. It has over 8 kilometres of records in its strongrooms, dating from the twelfth century to the present day.

The Tour of the Archives will commence at 2.00 pm and Friends will make their own travel arrangements for the visit.  The tour takes approximately an hour and a half, plus a further half an hour at the end to consult the documents. The total time involved will be about two and half hours, which includes time for tea/coffee and biscuits at the end of the afternoon visit.

The tour will take in all the behind the scenes areas, including the strongrooms and conservation studio; an introduction will be provided to the services offered to the public both in terms of research in the searchroom and the depositing of documents with the Archives.  The document display at the end will feature a range of documents reflecting the variety of the Archive holdings.

Getting there - by car
The entrance to the Archives is from Sloper Road, immediately behind the Cardiff City Stadium. There is a brown tourism sign marking the road entrance to the Archives off Sloper Road, where ample free car parking is available.

Getting there - by bus
From behind Cardiff Central Library you can catch the service Number 1 or 2. These are city circle bus routes and you should try to catch the Number 1 to travel to the Archive and the number 2 to get back. Both these services stop at the closest bus stop to the Archives, and run twice an hour. Alternatively service numbers 92, 93, 94 and 95 all stop at the ends of Sloper Road and are no more than a 10 minute walk from the Glamorgan Archives.
Further information is available from the website: http://www.glamarchives.gov.uk

The cost of the visit is £10.00, inclusive of tea/coffee and biscuits.

To join this visit, please send a cheque, payable to ‘Friends of National Museum Wales’, together with the completed form, to:
Dr Peter Davies, 54 Duffryn Avenue, Cyncoed, Cardiff, CF23 6JL.  Telephone: 029 2075 1473.
E-mail: peter@drpmdavies.wanadoo.co.uk

Please include a stamped addressed envelope only if you are not providing an E-Mail address or you wish to receive a priority voucher for a future event should the visit be oversubscribed.

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