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The National Archives on the web

To help increase access and to share our records and resources with as great a number of people as possible we currently have profiles on the following social networks. If you use these, please join us!

Archives Media Player

Find, play and download all of The National Archives' audio and video podcasts. You can also add comments and star ratings to individual podcasts.

The National Archives' blog

Our blog features contributors from across The National Archives, posting about their work and the wider archives sector. Read the blog.

The National Archives' community

Share ideas and add to discussion topics by becoming a part of our community. Get involved now.


We use Delicious to collect links to media and online pieces about our collection, especially file releases. Take a look at our tag bundles. Please note, the information will not show in some Internet Explorer browsers.


Join us on Facebook.




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You can browse through images from our collection in our photostream: flickr.com/photos/nationalarchives. You can also add photos of the records, museum, building and grounds in The National Archives' visitor group: flickr.com/groups/nationalarchives

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Contribute to and improve articles related to The National Archives on Wikipedia.


Explore images from our collection geographically on Historypin (requires Internet Explorer 8 or above).


Live chat

On Tuesday to Friday, we provide a live chat service. Live chat is an instant messenging service where you can chat online to our record specialists about your research or records-related queries.

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Find and share images from or relating to The National Archives on Pinterest.


Follow us @UkNatArchives

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Watch short videos highlighting interesting stories from the collection, new file releases and archival footage.


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Freedom of Information

We would prefer to receive Freedom of Information requests and data protection requests via our online contact form, or by email or letter, in order to assist us in giving them a full response. However, we note the Information Commissioner's Office guidance on the validity of social media as a channel for receiving such requests and will handle them in accordance with that guidance.


These links direct you to external websites. The National Archives is not responsible for and does not endorse the opinions, products or services on these websites. Please remember that any personal information you provide on social media networks will be subject to the individual sites' privacy statements. Always check how this information could be used as this is outside your own and The National Archives' control. We will never ask for any personal information from you on these sites.

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