Plan Your Visit

Before you visit

The PET Archives and Special Collections including the National Child Care Library are open to the public by appointment only. To book your visit please contact us directly.

To help us support you to make the most of your visit we recommend that you order at least some items in advance so that we can have them ready when you arrive. You can search our catalogue  or, where a collection is not yet fully listed online we can provide you with a file list for the collection.

We provide limited free overnight on-site accommodation for researchers. If you would like to make use of this facility, please talk to a member of the team prior to your arrival.

Opening hours

10am – 12.30pm, 1pm – 4.30pm. By appointment only.

When you Arrive


Searchroom: We have space for portable devices and access to power sockets. Pencils only, and no drinks.

Items: You will be able to view one folder at a time. More items can be requested on the day.

Photos and copies: We are able to provide digital copies of most items in our collections. More information is available on the Services page.

Children and family members: We welcome children to the Archives, with an accompanying adult, and encourage families to enjoy our meadow and woodland walk.

Dogs and support animals: Dogs are welcome into the conference centre and outside area, but will need to stay outside the searchroom and kitchen. If you would like to bring a support animal with you, please contact us in advance so that we can prepare.


  • Fully accessible toilet
  • Baby changing facilities in unisex toilet
  • Space for buggies

Wheelchair access is available at the side of the conference building; please let us know in advance so that we can make your visit as accessible as possible.

Unfortunately we cannot accommodate mobility scooters inside the conference centre

Other Facilities

Lunch: You are welcome to use our microwave, kitchen and tea and coffee facilities at your leisure. We also have several picnic areas on-site. There is a shop in the village within a mile’s walking distance. You are welcome to join our staff team for lunch at 12:30.

Yurt: You are welcome to use our yurt if you need some time to yourself.

Local area: Cheltenham is the nearest large town, with Winchcombe, Broadway and Tewkesbury within 5 miles of the Archives:



How to find us


The Planned Environment Therapy Archives and Special Collections
The Mulberry Bush Third Space
Church Lane
GL54 5DQ

Car: We offer free car parking. Enter through wooden gates and park in any available space. The main entrance to the Conference Centre is to the right of the top car park – please follow the signs.

Train: The nearest stations are Cheltenham, Honeybourne and Ashchurch, which are not within walking distance. GWR runs a tourist train between Broadway and Cheltenham which stops at Toddington. This is only available at certain times of the year.

Bus: There is a limited service from Cheltenham. Please ask for the Church Lane stop and walk to Church Lane. We are on the left just after the farm. Please contact Pulhams Coaches to check current timetables:

Bike: We have plenty of space for parking your bike. We are situated in a rural location, so access is via country lanes.