Conwy Archive Service

Station Road, Colwyn Bay.  c. 1890-1900Station Road, Colwyn Bay. c. 1890-1900. LOC-Image

Conwy Archive Service was established in 1996, when the unitary authority of Conwy County Borough was formed from parts of the historic counties of Caernarfonshire and Denbighshire. 

Their aims are to collect and preserve resources relating to the county of Conwy, and to make these documents publicly accessible.

Resources held by the Archive include documents, manuscripts, maps, photographs and digital records.  

These resources come from a wide range of businesses, churches, clubs, local government and residents.

If you have a document you would like to donate to the Archive, they would love to hear from you.  They are interested in any papers, photographs or digital records that will document life in the Conwy area for future generations.  

The records and documents will be of use whether you are researching the history of a house, conducting research for a school, college or university assignment, tracing your family history or studying the history of your local area.

The knowledgeable and helpful staff are always available to help should you have any questions or require assistance.

Information about Conwy Archive Service


Conwy Archive Service
The Old Board School 

Lloyd Street 

LL30 2YG

Telephone Number:

01492 577550


For information regarding their location, opening hours and collections, please visit their Home Page.  For a brief outline of their key collections, please also peruse their online catalogue.  An index of fatalities found on Llandudno War Memorials is also accessible, but the Office does not hold any service records.

The building is fully accessible to wheelchair users.

Use of a digital camera is permitted, but the Office makes a charge to anyone taking advantage of this service. Some restrictions apply as some documents cannot be photographed because they are fragile and easily damaged.

Some publications are available for sale, which include Images of Wales, Llandudno - A Pictorial History, Yr Athro Alltud Syr Henry Jones and Knights of Penrhyn - a tribute to the fallen heroes of Penrhyn Parish.

For more details regarding the research service offered by the Archives, please visit the appropriate section of their other services page.  It is possible to find out more about the charges made by the Office from this page.  These services include:

  • Copies sent by post excluding p & p
  • Digital Images
  • Filming Charge on Archive Premises
  • Internet Services
  • Licence to Use a Digital Camera
  • Microform Copies
  • Photocopies
  • Reproduction and Filming Fees
  • Talks to Groups and Societies
  • Television Broadcast fees

The Archive is a member of the CARN (County Archive Research Network).

For further details of Record Offices covering Denbighshire, please view my page regarding Denbighshire Record Office.