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Archives for Everyone 2023-27 published

Today, we share the priorities in our Archives for Everyone 2023-27 strategic plan. This opens a new chapter in our transformation, outlining our vision...

Tags: archive sector, Archives for Everyone, ministry of defence, parliamentary archives, strategy

Archive Service Accreditation Panel latest awards

Following a recent Archive Service Accreditation Panel, the following archive services have been awarded accreditation: Carmarthenshire Archives ...

Tags: Archive Accreditation, archive sector, archive service

Cabinet Office Files Released

Thursday 20 July 20 This week, we released Cabinet Office files covering Tony Blair’s Labour administration (PREM 49), miscellaneous appointments...

Tags: cabinet office, file release, john major, Tony Blair

Join our User Advisory Group

Would you like to represent the views of archive users and help to improve our services? If you are a regular archive user then we would love to hear from...

Reading rooms to close early on Friday 21 July

On Friday 21 July our document reading room and map and large document reading room will close an hour earlier than normal at 16:00. Document ordering...

Tags: reading rooms, services

Marking the arrival of the Empire Windrush 75 years on

Thursday 22 June is Windrush Day, marking 75 years since the arrival of the Empire Windrush in the UK. The Windrush passenger list is one of the iconic...

Tags: windrush

Archives for Everywhere strategy launched

Today we can announce the publication of our new international strategy, Archives for Everywhere, with a focus on documentary heritage on a global scale...

Tags: Archives for Everyone, archives for everywhere, FAN, ICA, international strategy

New collaborative doctoral partnerships announced

We are pleased to announce that we have been allocated 12 PhD studentships from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, as part of the fourth round of...

Tags: arts and humanities research council, collaborative doctorate programme, further education, phd, research

New web portal gives easier access to Northern Ireland files

The National Archives has today launched of a new web portal bringing together in one place government files which are focused on the situation in...

Tags: Belfast Good Friday Agreement, Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland Secretary of State

Planning a visit to our reading rooms this summer? Reserve your seat

We're expecting a busy summer in our reading rooms and we strongly encourage you to book your visit in advance. This will guarantee that you have a...

Spirit of Invention: new exhibition opens at The National Archives

Designers and inventors joined local schoolchildren last night (24 May) to mark the opening of The National Archives’ new hands-on exhibition, Spirit...

Funding programme for 2023-2024 now open

Today, The National Archives is launching its 2023-24 grant funding programmes for the archives sector. In 2011, The National Archives  became the...