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Reading room services to resume from 8 December

We can confirm that our reading room services will resume from Tuesday 8 December, in line with the new local restriction tier system. All visitors...

Preparing to welcome back visitors: more seats and greater access

We are waiting for clarification of when we will be able to resume our public reading room services and we will share information as we get it. What we...

Archive services achieve accreditation for a second time

The UK Archive Service Accreditation Committee are pleased to announce that Lancashire Archives and London Metropolitan Archives have been awarded accredited...

Tags: accreditation, accredited archives, archive sector, archive service

The National Archives joins the Climate Heritage Network

Today we publish our statement on Sustainability and Climate Action as we announce our membership of the Climate Heritage Network (CHN).   In 2019,...

Tags: CHN, climate, environment, green champions, sustainability

Creative writing competition launched for schools

Lots of historical records focus on the rich, the influencers or the winners of particular periods. But in a new education resource now available on our...

Tags: creative writing, education, poor laws, victorian workhouse

Five Photos: New online resource launched

Today we are launching Five Photos, a new online resource that aims to engage older generations using imagery from our extensive collection. The resource...

Tags: Arts in Care Homes, NAPA, online resource, outreach

Over £330,000 awarded in grants to archive services

During the COVID-19 pandemic, archives have demonstrated an impressive ability to innovate and engage with archive users. To continue supporting this vital...

Tags: Archives Revealed, Collaborate and Innovate, Funding, The Pilgrim Trust, Wolfson Foundation

Digital preservation project shortlisted for award

We are delighted to announce that our Safeguarding the Nation’s Digital Memory project team has been shortlisted for The Software Sustainability Institute...

Tags: DiAGRAM, Digital Preservation Awards, Safeguarding the Nation’s Digital Memory

DCDC21 Conference: Call for papers

The deadline to submit a proposal for next year's DCDC conference has been extended to 22 January 2021 owing to the COVID-19 situation. The DCDC21 conference...

Artwork to commemorate heroes of the Blitz commissioned by Ancestry

Family history experts Ancestry have commissioned 33 artists around the UK to create artwork based on Civil Gallantry Award records held at The National...

Tags: ancestry, blitz, civilian gallantry awards, military

The National Archives welcomes Swedish School onsite at Kew 

We are delighted to announce the commencement of a new strategic collaboration with the Swedish School in London (SSL). The National Archives has...

Tags: education, jeff james, SSL, the Swedish School in London

Tickets now available for Meet the Author series

This autumn, we will be launching Meet the Author, a brand new programme of free online talks with high-profile authors. From raising a queen to cracking...

Tags: events, Meet the Author, online events

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