The National Archives works collaboratively with a range of publishing houses to produce history books for both adults and children. Our publishing team draws on in-house expertise to help publishers access the very best material in the collection. We then provide publishers with content, images and expertise under licence.

We hold a rich variety of material that has been deposited by government departments over the years. Overall, the files provide an official history of the state, and they reveal how the state has touched the lives of individuals from the 9th century to the present day. With well over 11 million records, The National Archives’ unique collection includes paper and parchment records, photographs, posters, maps, drawings and paintings.

Publishers are not only offered bespoke research on any given topic, but titles produced with The National Archives in a co-branded arrangement also benefit from our high media profile.

In 2013 for example, the National Archives’ website, which includes an online bookshop, received over 10 million visitors. Co-branded titles are prominently displayed on the bookshop website. They are also displayed in the bookshop window, and on the front of stall display. In addition, The National Archives’ monthly newsletter currently has approximately 200,000 subscribers worldwide, and carries features on co-branded books.

To make enquiries about collaborating with The National Archives, please contact