Archives and Special Collections

Welcome to the Archives and Special Collections which forms part of the Library and Archives Service at Bangor University.

We are responsible for the collection and long-term preservation of manuscripts, archival collections and a diverse range of rare books and printed material.

Our aim is to ensure that our resources are accessible to all researchers, free of charge. We actively promote these collections as valuable research and learning tools and engage the wider community in our activities as well as the staff and students within the University.

Our collections are open to the public and can be consulted at the Archives and Special Collections which is located in the Main Arts building at Bangor University. The repository comprises of a search room for quiet study and an education room for group visits.

The Archives and Special Collections are an Accredited Archive Service.

Claudia Williams with Ann Hughes, Archives Officer Many thanks to our volunteer, Claudia Williams for clocking up a substantial 210 hours at the Archives over the last 18 months. We wish her every success at the University of Liverpool with her post-graduate studies in Archives and Records Management. She will be greatly missed




Christmas Opening Hours

The Archives will be closed for two weeks and a day over the Christmas period between 18th December 2017–1st January 2018 (re-opening on the 2nd of January 2018)

Hedd Wyn Exhibition

This year we will be remembering Ellis Humphrey Evans of Trawsfynydd; the poet, who was killed during the battle of Passchendale in July 1917 and who was posthumously awarded the bard's chair at the National Eisteddfod in Birkenhead in the same year.

The exhibition will be on display in the Council Chamber corridor, Main Arts, between the 5th of June and the 15th of December 2017.


Opening Times

Monday – Friday


  • 9.00am – 1.00pm
  • 2.00pm – 5.00pm