Records include the Quarter Sessions Collection, Petty Sessions Collection, County Court Collection, Police Collection, Bath City Gaol Collection, and the Industrial/Reformatory/Approved Schools Collections.
What can be found at the venue?
Records or archive
Related crime and punishment profession / organisation
Police, Prison, Courts / judiciary
Does the venue have an online collections catalogue?
Details of opening for public access and / or research services
Appointments are available on Tuesday to Friday at 10am-1pm or 2pm-5pm (4.30pm Friday). Please book your appointment at least 48 hours in advance.
Available services or facilities
Accessibility and disability arrangements / Covid requirements
Inside the Guildhall, the Record Office is situated in the basement, and access is via stairs. For users who require level access, we will be happy to bring documents and other resources to a room on the ground floor - please contact us before visiting, so that we can make the necessary arrangements.
There is a lift which visitors who find stairs difficult may use, but in the event of a fire alarm the lift cannot be used and all visitors will need to leave the building by a short flight of stairs.
An accessible toilet is available on the ground floor of the Guildhall.