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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...

20sStreets competition: winners chosen from ‘impressive’ field

We are delighted to have chosen the winners of our 20sStreets competition, which attracted more than 150 entries covering a huge array of fascinating...

Book now for new live schools sessions and education resources

Our award-winning education service provides invaluable support for teachers and students with a full range of learning resources and taught sessions covering...

Tags: education, schools, windrush

Industrial action to affect services on Friday 28 April

We will remain open to visitors but some of our services will be affected.

Tags: industrial action, strike

Bookings now open for DCDC23

We're pleased to announce, along with our partners at the British Library and Jisc, that you can now register to attend this year’s DCDC conference. DCDC...

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Newly accredited archive services announced

Following a recent Archive Service Accreditation Panel the following archive services have been awarded accreditation for the second time: Archives+ ...

Tags: accredited archives, Archive Accreditation, archive sector

New education resources highlight Good Friday Agreement

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Chris Heaton-Harris has today launched important new educational resources for pupils in Northern Ireland and...

Tags: Belfast Good Friday Agreement, education, Northern Ireland

Tolkien letters shine new light on writer’s life and work

Two handwritten letters penned by JRR Tolkien have been discovered for the first time, almost 50 years after the death of the Lord of the Rings author. The...

Tags: Discovering Collections, English Literature, Tolkien

Award of MOD service records digitisation contract

We have announced that we have awarded Ancestry®, a contract to digitise the first tranche of Ministry of Defence service personnel records. Both...

Tags: ancestry, digitisation, MOD Records

Cashless car parking and new payment app coming soon

Our visitor car parking payment system will not accept cash from Monday 27 March. Most visitors already pay for their parking by card, and this change...

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Digitising FCO 141 records

The National Archives has begun a programme of work to digitise and make more widely available records from the series FCO 141 (Foreign and Commonwealth...

Tags: FCO 141, ICA congress, International