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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 and dataset shows devastating impact of Second World War air raids

Updated 8 October 2020: The 'Bombing Britain' map was withdrawn permanently in May 2020. However, the data, edited methodology, essay and acknowledgements...

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

Peterloo remembered in free online course

Original records held by The National Archives will feature in a free-to-join online course examining the Peterloo Massacre. Registration is now open...

Tags: education, People's History Museum, Peterloo, Royal Holloway, suffrage

New learning spaces for the historians of tomorrow

We will shortly begin construction of two major new learning spaces within our first floor reading rooms. One space will be located next to the library,...

Tags: construction, learning space, library, reading room

Collaborate and Innovate archive fund launched

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new funding programme for the archive sector titled Collaborate and Innovate. The programme will empower...

Tags: archive sector, Collaborate and Innovate, collaboration, Funding, grants, innovation

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