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We are participating in OUTing the Past 2017

This year, The National Archives is proud to be one of the national hubs for the OUTing the Past: National LGBT History Festival. To commemorate the...

Tags: homosexuality, lgtbq+, protest, sexual offences act, Suffragettes, trans history

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Prime Minister’s papers from 1989 and 1990 released

Today we have released files from the Prime Minister’s Office and Cabinet Office spanning the eventful years of 1989 and 1990. The newly released...

Tags: 1989, 1990, cabinet office, file release, news, poll tax, prime minister's office, thatcher

Our new classroom resource: Christmas is cancelled!

We have published a new classroom resource on Oliver Cromwell

Tags: education, news

Closures over Christmas and New Year

We will be closed from Saturday 24 December to Wednesday 28 December, and from Saturday 31 December to Monday 2 January inclusive. Find more information...

Two successes in Digital Preservation Awards

The National Archives celebrated two successes at the Digital Preservation Awards ceremony at the Wellcome Collection on Wednesday evening.

Tags: award, digital preservation, news, the national archives

Discover 100 years of Cabinet Office history

In 100 years of Cabinet Office records, some of the most important moments in British history have been captured in fascinating and revealing detail. Visit...

Tags: anniversary, cabinet office, news

Document release

Chancellor Geoffrey Howe’s Private Office files released

Today we have released Geoffrey Howe’s Private Office papers from his time as Chancellor of the Exchequer, between May 1979 and June 1983.

Tags: document release, news, thatcher, treasury

Newly accredited archive services

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

Tags: accreditation, archive service accreditation

Second World War British Army casualty lists available online

The records of more than 1.1 million British Army officers, nurses, and other ranks reported as killed in action, missing, or taken prisoner have been published online…

Tags: casualties of war, news, second world war

Changes in the first floor reading rooms

During November, building works will begin on site as we construct a versatile new events space. These works will require a temporary relocation of...

Tags: disruption, news

Consultation on new vision for archives announced

Today The National Archives has announced a consultation period to co-create a new strategic vision with the archive sector. During the summer The...

Tags: archive vision, archives sector, DCDC

Sculptures by artist Ian Kirkpatrick now on display

Today marked the opening of our latest exhibition, A Graphic War, here at The National Archives. Hosting seven sculptural pieces by York-based...

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