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Bank holiday closure and possible transport disruption on Tuesday 26 May

We will be closed for the bank holiday weekend from 17:00 on Friday 22 May to 09:00 on Tuesday 26 May. Planned industrial action on Monday 25 May and...

Tags: bank holiday, closure, opening times

William Wallace letter exhibited in Scotland

A unique 14th century letter concerning Sir William Wallace is to remain in Scotland for a further two years. Wallace was one of the main leaders of...

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Discover records and online resources for Gallipoli centenary

To mark the centenary of the Gallipoli landings of the First World War and ANZAC day this April, we have made a selection of records and blogs now available...

Tags: first world war, gallipoli, pow, prisoners of war, video

Beta launch of redesigned records web pages

Today we are launching the beta version of the redesigned Records section of our website, now called Help with your research. The new design aims to...

Tags: records, research, user research, website, website redesign

What do you think of our website?

We would like you to tell us what you think of our website, via a short survey. Your feedback is very important to us and will help us to develop and...

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Allocation of papers accepted in lieu of tax

The family and estate papers of the Chester family of Chicheley (12th-20th centuries) has been accepted in lieu of tax by the government. Notable...

Tags: acceptance in lieu of tax, chicheley, estate papers, news

Find an archive in Discovery, our catalogue

Our newly released Find an archive service allows users to search for archives by location or keyword. Researchers can: find contact details...

Tags: archives, archon, discovery, find an archive, map

Newly accredited archive services

The UK Archive Service Accreditation Committee are pleased to announce that the following archive services have been awarded accredited status at the recent...

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Launching Magna Carta and the emergence of Parliament

Today the Houses of Parliament announce the launch of Magna Carta and the emergence of Parliament, a digital resource for children and young people....

Tags: law, Magna Carta, medieval, parliament

England’s immigrant records 1330-1550 now online

A new database revealing data of immigration in medieval England, held in the records at The National Archives, has been launched online. England’s...

Tags: ahrc, immigrants, immigration, medieval

Call for papers for digital conference

We are issuing a call for papers for our third collaborative conference with Research Libraries UK. This year’s conference, ‘Discovering Collections,...

Tags: conference, digital, research libraries uk

Evaluating ‘Archives for the 21st century’

Update: this survey has now closed. Thank you to everyone who took part.  Help us evaluate the impact of Archives for the 21st century, the government...

Tags: archives for 21st century, archives sector, evaluate, policy, survey

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