We hold a range of events, from free public talks on records of interest, to training courses for archivists and academics. We also host a Writer of the Month series.

If you are unable to visit The National Archives, most of our talks are available as podcasts.

You can also find information on events and talks we are involved in on our What's on elsewhere page.

You will need to pre-book our events, whether paid or unpaid.


We offer a range of document displays in our Keeper’s Gallery and other places on site, such as our reading rooms. These often tie in with other talks and events we run around anniversaries, as listed below.

Read our blog for more information on the displays in The Keeper's Gallery.

We also offer free highlights tours of the gallery twice a month - see our Keeper's Gallery page for more details.


Events for students

The education service runs workshops and events for school pupils and students, from key stage 1 through to undergraduates.

The postgraduate archival skills training (PAST) programme offers introduction days and document workshops to postgraduate students undertaking research using our collections.