West Glamorgan Archive Service
A place to discover
The West Glamorgan Archive Service collects documents, maps, photographs, film and sound recordings relating to all aspects of the history of West Glamorgan. Everybody is welcome to visit us and consult the wide variety of archives held here.
Archives are the raw materials of history. They are evidence of what people did and what they thought. They show us how our lives have been shaped by what happened in the past.
From uncovering your family roots to discovering when your house was built, or investigating how your local area has changed, our staff are on hand to give you advice on how to begin and continue your search.
In the archives you will find a dedicated area for family historians and also a bookshop where you can buy a range of books, cards and gifts.
To use original documents from the collections, you can register for a West Glamorgan Archive Service reader's ticket.
You can do this by bringing with you proof of identity on either one or two documents which show your name, address and signature. This ticket gives you access to the whole wealth of archive material kept here.