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The National Archives and personal data under GDPR

The National Archives has always taken seriously our compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998. From today, 25 May, we are processing personal information under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the new Data Protection Act.

Tags: data protection, data protection act, GDPR

New Board Members appointed

We are pleased to announce the appointment of two new non-executive members to The National Archives’ Board, appointed following a recruitment campaign...

Tags: board members, The National Archives Board

Updated: Changes to car parking at The National Archives’ site in Kew

Due to continuing operational issues, charges in the visitor car park have been further delayed. We apologise for any inconvenience and will provide an...

Tags: car parking, car parking for disabled users

Prize Papers Project launches at Oldenburg Castle

Imagine being the first person to open a letter written 250 years ago but which never reached its intended recipient. What might you find? What might you learn?

Tags: digitisation, letters, Prize Papers, research

Late night opening – Thursdays in May and June 2018

We are pleased to announce that, during May and June 2018, we will be extending our Thursday opening hours. We will open until 21:00 every Thursday during...

Tags: bookshop opening times, cafe opening times, opening hours, opening times, what's on

The National Archives loans items for Brazilian art exhibition

The National Archives is loaning documents and photographs for an exhibition which recreates the art works displayed at the first Brazilian modern...

Tags: art, art exhibition, Brazil, Brazilian Embassy, Brazilian modernism, foreign office, modern art, Royal Academy of Art, second world war, The Art of Diplomacy

Newly accredited archive services

The UK Archive Service Accreditation Partnership has announced the latest cohort of newly accredited archive services.

Tags: accreditation, Archive Accreditation, archive service accreditation

Education: The rat who ate history

The National Archives’ Education department has built new relationships with two local Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) schools, having...

Tags: Cedars Primary School, Clarendon School, crime and punishment, education, Friends of The National Archives, henry viii, rat, special educational needs, Theatre Tots, Tudors, Victorian prisoners, workshops

Closure dates over Easter

We will close at 17:00 on Thursday 29 March, and remain closed until 09:00 on Tuesday 3 April. Find more information about our opening times and closure...

Tags: closure, Easter, opening times

Teaching in a tea-room: our Suffragette City education day

The National Archives Education Service, together with National Trust London and The Naz Legacy Foundation, delivered a programme for Diversity Day encouraging students...

Tags: Diversity Day, education, national trust, outreach, suffrage, suffrage 100, suffrage education, suffragette city, Suffragettes, vote 100, votes for women

A day of archive success in Kent

On Monday 19 March 2018, Director of Public Engagement, Caroline Ottaway-Searle was in Kent to present two archives with their archive accreditation certificates. The...

Tags: archive service accreditation, canterbury cathedral, university of kent

New online Suffrage education resource for KS 1, 3 and 5

The Education team at The National Archives has launched a brand new online educational resource called ‘Suffragettes on file: What did the struggle...

Tags: education, online resources, suffrage, suffrage 100, Suffragettes, vote 100, votes for women

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