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Information Management

Accessing Archives: Visit to Glamorgan Archives

2 hours

The aim of this event is to give researchers practical experience in using archive material, and information on how to get the best out of a visit to Glamorgan Archives.

Participants will:

  • have the registration process demonstrated and its function explained;
  • have the searchroom rules explained and justified;
  • have an introduction to the types of documents held at Glamorgan Archives;
  • explore the finding aids and order forms for documents
  • use the finding aids to complete order forms for documents;
  • tour the strongrooms to see where the documents are held;
  • find out how the documents are catalogued by Archivists;
  • discover more about conservation at the Archives including the correct handling of documents and the use of book weights and rests;
  • discuss with staff the best way to frame an enquiry and how responses are formulated.

PLEASE NOTE: The Glamorgan Records Office run tours on the third Wednesday of the month. The next ones are 14.30 on 20 May and 17 June - To book email

A map and full travel details are available on the Glamorgan Archives website but the number 1 bus leaves from Cardiff Central Bus Station twice an hour and the nearest train stations are Ninian Park and Grangetown.

Entry Requirements
Places on this workshop are open to staff members on a Research only contract, other staff groups are welcome to apply for a place and will be entered onto a reserve list, in the event of a place becoming vacant a week prior to the session commencing staff members will be offered a place. For further guidance please email

Dates to be confirmed - To register yourself on the waiting list please submit your request via Core Portal*
*Please note you will need to inform your line manager/principal investigator of your training request so that they can authorise it in the Core Portal. No automated email will be sent notifying them of pending training requests.

Provider: UGC
Target Group: RS & PGR