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1657: Rebel Christmas

From 27 November to 4 January, join us at The National Archives for a unique festive offering this season. Exploring the centuries-old traditions forced...

Tags: bookshop, christmas, education, events, exhibition, what's on

Online research project announced to mark World Digital Preservation Day

Today we mark World Digital Preservation Day by announcing an online research week looking at ways to make our web-based technical registry PRONOM more...

Tags: digital preservation, PRONOM, research, World Digital Preservation Day

Celebrating volunteers across the capital

Last night we welcomed volunteers from the museum and archive sectors for the London Heritage Volunteer Awards. We were the first archive to host the awards,...

Tags: archives, awards, cataloguing projects, events, museums, national maritime museum, transparent papers

Forthcoming disruption to online services

Users of our website may experience two brief periods of disruption over the next few days as we carry out routine maintenance work of our online services...

Tags: access, archive services, online services, reading rooms

How do you make meaning when interacting with archives?

Participants needed for research on meaning‐making through archival interactions We are conducting a study into how people make meaning when interacting...

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 – Update

Our electrical work has been completed as planned and The National Archives will be open as normal to the public from 9am on Tuesday 29 October.   We...

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

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