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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

Suffragette City now open

‘Suffragette City’, an exhibition and immersive experience taking place at the London Pavilion in Piccadilly, opens today. The National Archives...

Tags: national trust, representation of the people act, suffrage, suffragette, suffragette city, Suffragettes, vote 100, votes for women

Bank of England Archive Accreditation

On Friday 2 March, Chief Executive and Keeper of The National Archives, Jeff James, presented the Bank of England archive with their accreditation certificate. Presenting...

Tags: Andy Haldane, Archive Accreditation, bank of england, business archive, jeff james, Threadneedle Street

Domesday loan to British Library exhibition

The National Archives will loan the iconic Domesday to the British Library later this year for its Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms exhibition. Commissioned by...

Tags: Anglo-Saxon, British LIbrary, Domesday, Domesday book, exhibition, exhibition loans, william the conqueror

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