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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...

Tags: DCDC, DCDC23

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...

Tags: car parking

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

Review of the Statement of Public Task

The National Archives is reviewing its Statement of Public Task in line with its statutory requirements. Members of the public are invited to submit...

Industrial action planned for Wednesday 15 March

Members of the Public and Commercial Services and Prospect unions have voted in favour of industrial action on Wednesday 15 March, in which we anticipate...

DCDC23: Call for papers now open

After two years of online-only conferences, DCDC23 returns both in-person and online from 11-13 July at Durham University with the theme Radical reimagining:...

Discovery, our catalogue, is moving to a Cloud-based platform

On Tuesday 14 March, The National Archives will start moving Discovery, our catalogue, to a Cloud-based platform as part of ongoing work to improve the...