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Explore Glasgow's rich and fascinating history through the public records in the City Archives.

These pages are an introduction to our collections which contain a range of resources documenting the city's past and can be accessed from the Archives Search Room on Level 5 at The Mitchell Library.

​Regular tours of The Archives section as well as workshops on family history take place in The Mitchell Library.  Check our What's On.

If you're looking to research your family history take a look at our new, dedicated Glasgow family history website, a one stop shop for all your ancestry research.


Archives Opening Hours  

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 8pm
​Wednesday ​9am - 5pm
​Thursday ​9am - 5pm
Fri​day ​9am - 5pm
​Saturday ​By appointment ​
Sunday ​Closed ​


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