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Keeper to lead international forum

Chief Executive and Keeper of The National Archives, Jeff James, has accepted an invitation to head up an international forum for national archivists.

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Large luggage and bags not permitted inside The National Archives

With effect from 14 November 2017, large suitcases, bags and other items that are too big to fit into our lockers will not be allowed into our building....

Graphic ebook on the Dissolution of the Monasteries

Sixth form students used documents from the time of Henry VIII’s dissolution of the monasteries to inspire The National Archives’ first graphic ebook. With...

Tags: dissolution of the monasteries, education, henry viii, reformation, Tudors

‘Loyalty and Dissent’ – our new classroom resource on Indian soldiers in the First World War

You are the descendants of men who have been mighty rulers and great warriors for many centuries. You will never forget this! You will recall the glories...

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The National Archives celebrates the achievements of archive trainees

Today at The National Archives the achievements of 12 archive trainees were celebrated. They formed the final cohort of the Transforming Archives programme. Transforming...

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New classroom resource for Key Stages 3 and 4: The Holocaust

There is no doubt in my mind that we are in the presence of one of the greatest and most horrible crimes ever committed. Winston Churchill, July 1944 In...

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Archives at Night: Cabinet of Curiosities programme announced

An essential part of any self-respecting Edwardian antiquarian’s home, a ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’, or ‘Wonder Room’, contained their collection...

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Discovery unavailable 08:00-10:00 on 25 September

Discovery, our catalogue, will be unavailable from 08:00 to 10:00 on Monday 25 September.

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Opening up our House

Today, Saturday 16 September, we are participating in Open House London. The event will mark 40 years since The National Archives opened at the Kew...

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The National Archives and Research Libraries UK renew their strategic partnership

The National Archives and Research Libraries UK are delighted to announce the renewal of their Memorandum of Understanding up to 2020. First signed in...

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Funding for local authority archives for taking in public records

Today The National Archives announces £660,000 of ‘New Burdens’ funding to 60 local authority archive services for taking in over 2000 metres of public...

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President of Madagascar visits The National Archives

On Tuesday 5 September, The National Archives hosted a visit by the President of Madagascar, His Excellency Hery Rajaonarimampianina, and his senior...

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