Library and Archives Service - Archives

Welcome to the Archives


March 23rd – 27th  (Mon-Fri)

9am – 1pm, 2pm – 5pm

March 28th (Sat )


March 29th (Sun)


March 30th – April 1st

9am – 1pm, 2pm – 5pm

April 2nd – 7th

(Easter vacation)

Re-Open 9am 8th April


Staff celebrating success

Congratulations to Ann Hughes and Marjan Baas-Harmsma on their recent success in completing a course arranged partly by the National Library of Wales. Both received a level 2 certificate on “Digitising materials for museums, libraries and archives”.


Elen Wyn Simpson, also, has been recognised by the Archives and Records Association as a registered Archivist. This achievement is awarded to archivists, working in the field, who have kept a record of their professional development for a period of 3 years and more.


Archives Wales readers ticket coming to Bangor

The Archives and Special Collections Department have received an ARCW Accreditation Support Grant in order to replace its current readers’ registration system with the Archives Wales Readers Ticket system, which is currently used at 5 other record offices in Wales.

From the 1st of January 2015, searchers wishing to consult archival material at the Archives and Special Collections will be required to register for an Archives Wales Reader’s Ticket. To obtain a ticket searchers must bring two documents with them – one to prove their identity and one to prove their address.

Sir Deian Hopkin

Sir Deian Hopkin: Lecture. 6pm Wednesday, 12 November 2014 Main Arts Lecture Theatre. "Memory and History : Remembering the First World War in Wales"

Bulkeley Diaries Stepping into the 21st Century

For some years, images of the Bulkeley diaries have been available on our website. They are an important resource for our remote users, but recently we have gone one step further.

Now, a transcript of the two diaries is also available online along with the option for users to conduct a quick search throughout all the pages by typing a name or keyword into the search box. This will surely assist those historians who have struggled to read the original in the past.

This work was done in conjunction with Llên Natur, Cymdeithas Edward Llwyd, and Anglesey County Council.

Thanks to all individuals who contributed towards the project, in particular, Sue Walton, the transcriber; Ann Hughes and Marjan Baas-Harmsma who edited and formatted the work and Sam Foster who assisted on the technical aspects.

New Collections

The Archives regularly receives new collections and the task of cataloguing this material is an important part of the work of the department. Every now and then, a new catalogue is produced.

Remember to visit the Archives regularly to see what new collections are open to the public.

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