Gloucestershire Heritage Hub


Gloucestershire Archives: Secrets Revealed

A Right Royal County

Wednesday 22 June, 1 - 2pm. Free of charge

Gloucestershire has had interactions with the Kings & Queens of our nation for almost 1500 years – from the defeat of Romano-British Kings Coinmail, Condidan and Farinmail at the Battle of Dyrham in 577AD through to providing homes to the future monarch Charles and his younger sister today.

During this time the county has been witness to the coronation of a king and the murder of another.

We’ve seen Royal houses fighting each other, at least two rebellions, a whole city defying a king and a king ordering the start of government officialdom.

We’ve also had numerous royal tours and visits and even a royal mystery – find out about all this in our next Secrets Revealed presentation.

To book this talk visit Gloucestershire Archives Events


Secrets Revealed are live Zoom seminars that bring together a community of people with a shared interest in history, heritage, culture and their importance in today’s world.

You should receive your Zoom link as an automated message when you book on to this event (remember to press the "Book now" button once you've entered your details). If you don't, please check your junk folder. If it's not in there, please contact and we will send you a link.


Open Garden at the Heritage Hub

In association with Kingsholm & Wotton Neighbourhood Partnership

Saturday 25 June, 11am - 4pm

Free parking on site. Free refreshments available.



Relax in the beautiful surroundings of our community garden

Family friendly garden games and activities

A “right royal” display of records held at Gloucestershire Archives

“Tracing your roots” help available from Gloucestershire Family History Society


Drop-in session - stay as long or as little as you like! 

Don't forget to visit other gardens on the trail as well!


Photographs by Phil King and Gloucestershire Archives

Saturday events at the Heritage Hub

Make and Mend

Saturday 2 July, 1 - 4pm

Repair and conserve your favourite item; make something new out of something old and admire the crafting skills of local people.

Includes a talk on the Hart Silversmiths Trust and a demonstration of silver working by David and Will Hart, Freemen of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmith, 1 - 2pm.

Free parking on site.

Booking is encouraged to save disappointment

For more information and to book visit Gloucestershire Archives Events

Flora and Fauna

Saturday 6 August, 1 - 4pm

A buzzy event featuring the Heritage Hub beekeepers, Glos Wildlife & Orchard Trusts, garden related talks, and archive treasures on display 

For more information visit Gloucestershire Archives Events


More information coming soon about the following events. Keep an eye on our Gloucestershire Archives Saturday Events page


Saturday 3 September, 1 - 4pm

A talk by Amelia Bennett explains how to make sense of your genes; and make memories through oral history


Saturday 1 October, 1 - 4pm

A celebration of past, present and future architecture


Saturday 5 November, 1 - 4pm

A military history focus day

‘Anything that moves…’

Saturday 3 December, 1 - 4pm

A Gloucestershire heritage transport extravaganza

And don't forget.....Gloucestershire Family History Centre is open 10am - 12am so researchers, whether GFHS members or not, can take advantage of the many resources available in the Centre before the main Hub event itself starts. 


Gloucestershire Archives: Passport to the Past

Pet Project

Wednesday 6 July, 4 - 5pm. Free of charge

For 6-13 year olds.


June is Carers Month when we focus on people who look after others.  Some children help care for family members - and all humans have the capacity to care for other people. We’re also good at caring for other animals, and there are lots of records in the archives of people and their beloved pets - and working animals like sheepdogs and police dogs.


What or who do you look after? Do you have a pet, a plant, a special toy or something else? We would love to hear about it – or even better – see it! Can you bring it along to the session on July 6th and tell us about it?


Did you know?

  • One of the first electronic toys was the Tamagotchi. They were invented in Japan and were said to help children learn how to take care of something by giving it food, sleep and hugs! One of the archivists here still has hers from when she was a child.
  • John Daniel was a very famous pet gorilla who lived with a family in Gloucestershire and died in 1922 – one hundred years ago. We’ll be hearing his story.
  • A Gloucestershire pet shop was invaded by elephants in 1934.

We look forward to seeing you. July will be our last Passport to the Past session before we break for the summer – so let’s make it extra special!

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