Last Build Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:34:34 +0000
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:01:59 +0000
Please note that we are closed throughout the coming weekend as well as on May bank holiday Monday. The National Archives will close at 17:00 on Friday 28 April and reopen at 09:00 on Tuesday 2 May. Find more information about our opening times and closure dates on our Visit us pages.
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Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:03:08 +0000
‘Somme Tales’, a multimedia education project by The National Archives in which a stop-motion animation was made by 16- to 19-year-olds, yesterday won a MEDEA Award after being selected from over 100 entries. The win was announced in a virtual web ceremony streamed from Brussels. The competition aims to encourage innovation and good practice in the […]
Mon, 10 Apr 2017 23:02:38 +0000
Today we have made available to the public 24 previously top secret files from the UK Security Service, or MI5. The records cover a range of subjects and span the interwar years, Second World War and post-war era up to the mid 1960s. Personal files include individuals classed as Second World War German intelligence agents, Soviet […]
Fri, 07 Apr 2017 13:51:19 +0000
Culture. Revolution. Scandal. Archives at Night returns with a splash as we invite you to take a trip back to the 1960s on Friday, 19 May. We are delighted to announce the programme for the evening. Talks will include: Sex, Spies and Scandal: the Profumo Affair, exploring one of the greatest political scandals of the […]
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:44:31 +0000
The National Archives has today launched a vision and action plan to help archives work to secure their future through digital transformation, investing in new workforce skills, and encouraging innovation.
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Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:16:37 +0000
There is just over one month left to submit an abstract for this year’s Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities conference.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:30:30 +0000
The UK Archive Service Accreditation Committee is pleased to announce that the following archive services were awarded accredited status following a recent Accreditation Panel: Archifau Ynys Môn/Anglesey Archives Berkshire Record Office London Borough of Croydon Archives History of Advertising Trust Hull History Centre Plymouth and West Devon Record Office Royal College of Nursing Library and […]
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Tue, 21 Mar 2017 01:18:36 +0000
Today The National Archives releases the final batch of records outlining claims for financial assistance submitted in the mid-1960s by UK victims of Nazi persecution, or their family members if deceased. Around 4,000 of these Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) documents are now held at The National Archives after being released in four tranches between […]
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:29:35 +0000
From Monday 27 March, our visitor car park will open at 08:30 each morning, Monday to Saturday. We are making this change so we can maximise parking availability for visitors to The National Archives.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:26:40 +0000
Would you like to represent the views of archive users and help to improve The National Archive’s services? If you are a regular archive user then we would love to hear from you. We are seeking four new voluntary representatives to join our User Advisory Group (UAG). The User Advisory Group aims to give people […]
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 10:46:50 +0000
The National Archives has received support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to enable it to make a first step towards expanding digital expertise across the archive sector. Awarded as part of the HLF’s Skills for the Future programme, this initial, Development Funding (£28,700) will help create a training plan in digital archival skills and […]
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 10:08:03 +0000
One of the earliest surviving public records – Domesday Book – will be loaned to Lincoln Castle as part of a major exhibition for 2017. The iconic document was commissioned in 1086 by William the Conqueror following his successful invasion 20 years earlier. Domesday gave the king a picture of his realm by recording the taxable […]
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 09:43:22 +0000
We have an exciting opportunity for anyone who is looking to develop their skills at one of the world’s leading digital archives.
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Mon, 06 Mar 2017 17:07:14 +0000
From 1 April 2017 the fees that we charge for research, paper and digital copies of our records, and some other services, will change. We are allowed to charge for the statutory services that we are obliged to provide under the Public Records Act (1958). We are not permitted to make a profit on these […]
Mon, 06 Mar 2017 09:00:01 +0000
Please be aware that building works are currently taking place on site: we are constructing a versatile new events space on the first floor. These works are scheduled to be completed in mid-May 2017. To allow the works to take place, we have relocated the enquiry desk within our reading rooms and rearranged some of the furniture […]
Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:01:09 +0000
Queer City: London Club Culture 1918-1967 opens today in London with a month of tours, entertainment, talks and performances inspired by documents held by The National Archives.
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Wed, 01 Mar 2017 15:42:13 +0000
Due to essential electrical works, there will be reduced capacity in our car park from Monday 6 March for two weeks.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:05:55 +0000
On Saturday 11 February, we were proud to host an OUTing the Past: National LGBT History Festival event, exploring LGBTQ+ history that can be found in our collection and beyond. As one of the national hubs for OUTing the Past, and in the year that sees the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality, the […]
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:42:12 +0000
Last night at an award ceremony at Guildhall in London, Carol Tullo, Director of Information Policy and Services won the Whitehall and Industry Group’s (WIG) inaugural Leadership Impact Award. This new award recognises the work that WIG alumni do in the field of leadership and cross-sector learning and celebrates the impact leadership development has on organisations and […]
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Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:00:41 +0000
The National Archives and Research Libraries UK are delighted to announce the call for papers for this year’s Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities conference to be held between 27 and 29 November at the Lowry, Salford Quays, Manchester. The conference will bring together colleagues from across the heritage, library, and academic sectors, in a vibrant and inclusive […]