Exhibitions

Our exhibition spaces are now open. You do not need to book to visit, and entry to exhibitions is free (but make sure to check our opening times).

‘The 1920s: Beyond the Roar’ closed on 11 June 2022. On the first floor you’ll find our permanent exhibition, the replica Cabinet table.

Our latest on site exhibition let visitors step into the world of 1920s Britain and experience what life was really like.

‘[re]Encoding the Archive” is an exhibition of three newly commissioned installations that explore our journey into the Digital Age.

Fifty years after the first Pride March in the UK, we’re remembering and celebrating some of the LGBTQ+ lives in the archives through our ‘Pride Portraits’ project, which is running from 1 July - 5 September.

Examine our replica Cabinet table and explore leaders from the past through their documents at this permanent display at The National Archives.

Our ‘With Love’ exhibition in 2020 offered glimpses into private worlds through a collection of love letters spanning 500 years.

‘Protect and Survive’ in 2019 offered a fascinating look at Britain during the Cold War era, exploring life under the persistent threat of nuclear attack.