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We are closed this weekend and bank holiday Monday

Please note that we are closed throughout the coming weekend as well as on May bank holiday Monday. The National Archives will close at 17:00 on Friday...

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‘Somme Tales’ wins international media award

‘Somme Tales’, a multimedia education project by The National Archives in which a stop-motion animation was made by 16- to 19-year-olds, yesterday...

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Document release

Latest MI5 files released

Today we have made available to the public 24 previously top secret files from the UK Security Service, or MI5. The records cover a range of subjects...

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Archives at Night – programme now available

Culture. Revolution. Scandal. Archives at Night returns with a splash as we invite you to take a trip back to the 1960s on Friday, 19 May. We are...

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Archives Unlocked vision launched at the Southbank Centre

The National Archives has today launched a vision and action plan to help archives work to secure their future through digital transformation, investing in new workforce skills, and encouraging innovation.

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DCDC17 call for papers: one month to go

There is just over one month left to submit an abstract for this year’s Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities conference.

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Committee announces newly Accredited Archive Services

The UK Archive Service Accreditation Committee is pleased to announce that the following archive services were awarded accredited status following a recent...

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Nazi persecution claim case files released

Today The National Archives releases the final batch of records outlining claims for financial assistance submitted in the mid-1960s by UK victims of Nazi...

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Changes to visitor car park opening times

From Monday 27 March, our visitor car park will open at 08:30 each morning, Monday to Saturday. We are making this change so we can maximise parking...

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Seeking new delegates for the User Advisory Group

Would you like to represent the views of archive users and help to improve The National Archive’s services? If you are a regular archive user then...

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Bridging the Digital Gap project secures funding

The National Archives has received support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to enable it to make a first step towards expanding digital expertise across...

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Domesday loan to Lincoln Castle

One of the earliest surviving public records – Domesday Book – will be loaned to Lincoln Castle as part of a major exhibition for 2017. The...

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