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See Jane Austen’s original will

To mark the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, we are showcasing her original will in the Keeper’s Gallery, our on-site museum.

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New dining offer at The National Archives

We are working in partnership with BaxterStorey to provide an exciting new dining offer from Saturday 1 July 2017. There will be an extensive new...

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Discover ‘secrets and lies’ at our free lecture series

This August leading historians will address the topic of ‘Secrets and lies’, exploring ideas of truth and 'alternative facts' throughout history.

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The National Archives gets top marks for educational visits

The National Archives has been awarded a Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Quality Badge for the fourth consecutive time.

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Changes to visitor car park opening times

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...

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Bridging the Digital Gap project secures funding

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...

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Changes in the first floor reading rooms

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...

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Queer City project exploring LGBTQ+ heritage now open

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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Works in visitors’ car park

Due to essential electrical works, there will be reduced capacity in our car park from Monday 6 March for two weeks.

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Leadership award for The National Archives director

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...

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Call for papers: Reformation on the record

We are calling for papers on Reformation research that has been conducted using records from The National Archives, for presentation at a two-day conference,...

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Document release

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...

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