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Funding awarded under Government programme

Funding totalling £660,000 has been distributed to 43 places of deposit across England and Wales under the Government’s New Burdens programme. The...

Tags: archive sector, Funding, government, new burdens, place of deposit

Planned electrical works on Sunday 27 October

We are working with UK Power Networks on Sunday 27 October on planned electrical works that will require both buildings at The National Archives to be...

Interactive map shows devastating impact of Second World War air raids

Bombing Britain: an air raid map uses wartime data from our collection to pinpoint more than 30,000 UK locations that were subject to air raids over the...

Tags: bomb census maps, maps, research, second world war, taylor & francis

Document release

Latest MI5 files released

Today we have made available to the public more than 100 previously top secret files from the Security Service, or MI5. The records cover a range of...

Tags: cold war, documents, file release, mi5, security service, spies

Visitor car park arrangements for Saturday 14 September

On Saturday 14 September we’ll be supporting Richmond Runfest by making a number of spaces in our visitor car park available for runners to park in. Please...

Tags: blue badge, car parking, information for visitors

Jeff James visits M&S

Jeff James, Chief Executive and Keeper of The National Archives visited the M&S Company Archive at its home at the University of Leeds this week as...

Tags: Archive Accreditation, business archive, historical manuscripts commission, the royal commission on historical manuscripts, visit

DCDC bursaries awarded

Four bursaries have been awarded for this year’s Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities (DCDC) conference, following a competition funded by...

Tags: academic, bursary, conference, DCDC, DCDC19, research

Peterloo remembered in free online course

Original records held by The National Archives will feature in a free-to-join online course examining the Peterloo Massacre. Registration is now open...

Tags: education, People's History Museum, Peterloo, Royal Holloway, suffrage

New learning spaces for the historians of tomorrow

We will shortly begin construction of two major new learning spaces within our first floor reading rooms. One space will be located next to the library,...

Tags: construction, learning space, library, reading room

Collaborate and Innovate archive fund launched

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new funding programme for the archive sector titled Collaborate and Innovate. The programme will empower...

Tags: archive sector, Collaborate and Innovate, collaboration, Funding, grants, innovation

Summer at The National Archives

This Summer at The National Archives you might be surprised by what you discover. Just 10 minutes' walk from Kew Gardens station, our beautiful wildlife,...

Read our annual report and accounts 2018-19

The 16th annual report and accounts for The National Archives are now available online, where you can read about our highlights during 2018-19 and the...

Tags: Annual report, spending, transparency

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