Gibraltar Archive Office

It's a discreet building, set back in the quietly dignified courtyard of the Governor's Palace exuding the elegance of a bygone era of colonnialism.  The offices are heavy with the alluring smell of old wood and papers, and dust motes float like minature ballet dancers in the rays that tumble through the windows.  A researcher could happily wallow here for hours, nosing around records that unfold the history of Gibraltar little by little.
The Government Archivist, the widely respected Dennis Beiso, and his friendly, helpful team are responsible for the collection and keeping of public records, and also for the holding of historical records going back to the 18th century from the various bodies and institutions that were in some way or other responsible for the administration of Gibraltar.  They catalogue, and they research and they make public their findings through scholarly articles and regular lectures.  The Archive's team also liaises with schools and other institutions.  Most importantly, not only are they knowledgeable, they are extremely helpful, and researching there is a pleasure rather than a chore.

Public opening hours are:
Monday - Friday
Winter Hours
9am to 1pm
2.30pm to 5.30pm
Summer Hours
8am to 2.30pm
The Gibraltar Government Archives can be contacted at:
Tel./Fax: (+350) 200 7 94 61
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