Projects and programmes

We are delivering projects directly and in partnership so that more people of all ages and backgrounds benefit from and are inspired by archives, on site and online. These projects aim to meet the priorities for the sector described in Archives for the 21st Century. Read about these projects here.

Plugged In, Powered Up

Our Digital Century is our second digital capacity building strategy, which will be delivered between 2023-2026, and builds on the work of Plugged In, Powered Up.

Level 7 Archivist and Records Manager apprenticeships

The Level 7 Archivist and Records Manager apprenticeship is a new technical training route into the archives sector and is equivalent to the Master’s degree typically required to become an archivist.

A Year in Archives

A Year in Archives is an annual publication which brings together stories from organisations across the country to celebrate the exciting, creative work of archives.


The information from this survey provides a vital knowledge base for The National Archives' work with the wider sector.

Bridging the Digital Gap: technical traineeships in archives

Bridging the Digital Gap: technical traineeships in archives

Do you enjoy using digital technology? Are you looking for a challenging, IT-focused training and development opportunity?

Archives Unlocked

Read the response to the consultation on a strategic vision for archives.

Business archives strategy

The National Strategy for Business Archives (England and Wales) (2009) was developed to promote, manage and make use of the archival legacy of British business.

Explore Your Archive

Explore Your Archive is a campaign designed for archives of all kinds throughout the UK and Ireland.

Arts Archives

Arts archives include a wide range of disciplines – visual arts, literature, music, dance, theatre and performance.

First World War and archives

As we remember the centenary of the First World War we want to help archives across the country prepare for and mark this anniversary.

Fundraising for Archives

The Fundraising for Archives project ran between 2015 and March 2018, and provided training and support to those looking to grow the funding for their archive service.

Transforming Archives

Transforming Archives was funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund's Skills for the Future programme.