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West Glamorgan Archive Service

A joint service for the Councils of the City and County of Swansea and Neath Port Talbot County Borough

Accreditation LogoNPT LogoThe archives in Swansea's Civic Centre hold documents, maps, photographs and recordings on the history of West Glamorgan, which comprises Swansea and Neath Port Talbot, including Gower and the Afan, Neath and Swansea Valleys.

This is the place to learn about your local area, trace your family history, research your student dissertation, and much more. Our helpful and knowledgeable staff are here to help you with your research.

We also accept gifts of archive material from the public to add to our collections and help safeguard the documentary heritage of our area.

The Archive Service is a joint service for Swansea and Neath Port Talbot Councils

Visiting West Glamorgan Archives

Our opening hours, location and all the other information you need to plan your visit

Archive Collections

Search our online catalogue and prepare for your visit.

Family History at West Glamorgan Archives

See what is on offer and explore some useful resources to help you trace your family tree.

Online shop

What is available to buy from the Archive Service online.

Learning for all at West Glamorgan Archives

Our schools service and lifelong learning; also some exhibitions you might like to see.

Annual Report of the County Archivist

Read a review of the past year and find out more about what we do.

Neath Antiquarian Society Archives

Our service point in the Neath Mechanics' Institute.

Online exhibitions and features

We have created a number of exhibitions online about the history of our local area. We hope you enjoy them.

Services available at West Glamorgan Archives

Details about some of the other services we offer and how to access them.