INSET sessions

The education service is happy to arrange in-service training days for groups of teachers and PGCE students.

These can take place at a time to suit you, with morning, afternoon or early evening sessions possible, subject to availability. The content and length of the session can be structured to suit your needs and interests.

To view our facilities or talk about what is on offer, please contact the education officer on +44 (0) 20 8392 5365 or email

The INSET will usually consist of an introduction to The National Archives, a tour round the reading rooms and behind the scenes, and an introduction to the education service and the resources we provide for schools. There will be time to try out activities from the workshops on offer for the appropriate key stage, a discussion about how we use original documents with different key stages and ability levels, an introduction to videoconferencing and a demonstration of our education website for schools, with time for you to explore it yourself.

You may also wish to register for a reader’s ticket, and spend extra time here in the shop, museum, or upstairs in the reading rooms.

INSET is free of charge.