From intensive talks to establish new power sharing arrangements to the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement of 10 April 1998, historical documents at The National Archives cover the pathways to peace and reconciliation.

We have created this page to house resources together to aid accessibility and research.

  • Our research guidance will help you find records relating to the Troubles in our collections. If they have been digitised, you can download them from our online catalogue, if not you can visit us in person to view the originals in the reading room at Kew.
  • Our educational resource ‘From Conflict to Peace’ is intended for schools and young people and tells the story of the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement in an age appropriate, factual manner.
  • Key documents from the governments of both John Major and Tony Blair can be downloaded to understand the journey to peace.