Keeper’s Gallery

The Keeper's Gallery is free and is open 09:00-17:00, Tuesday to Saturday.

The Keeper’s Gallery is our on site museum which showcases highlights from The National Archives.

We offer regular tours of the gallery and increasingly offer family events as part of our What’s On Programme.

For preservation reasons, light levels are kept low in certain areas of the gallery and some documents on display as facsimiles.

We welcome feedback and suggestions regarding the Keeper’s Gallery, so please let us know your thoughts using our contact form.

Current displays

The Battle of Britain

Tuesday 25 August 2015 – February 2016

We are showcasing original Second World War artworks depicting the Battle of Britain to mark its 75th anniversary.

The Battle of Agincourt

Tuesday 6 October 2015 – Friday 29 April 2016

To commemorate the 600th anniversary of this battle we have on display a selection of documents, including the names of men sent home sick.


January 2016 – June 2017

This display will consist of photographs and documents from the period when Borneo was ruled by the Brooke family, who became known as the ‘white rajahs’.

William Shakespeare

January – July 2016

To mark the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, a selection of documents from Shakespeare’s time will be on display.

For more information about events at The National Archives, see our What's on page.

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Keeper's Gallery blog

To find out more about our latest exhibits, read our Keeper's Gallery blog series.

By me William Shakespeare

An exhibition telling the story of Shakespeare’s life in London through the paper trail left behind, presented by The National Archives and King’s College London.

Find out more