Keeper’s Gallery

The Keeper's Gallery is free and is open 09:00-17:00, Tuesday to Saturday.

The Keeper’s Gallery is our on site museum which showcases highlights from The National Archives.

We offer regular free tours of the gallery. For more information about when these take place, see our What’s on page.

For preservation reasons, light levels are kept low in certain areas of the gallery and some documents on display as facsimiles.

We welcome feedback and suggestions regarding the Keeper’s Gallery, so please let us know your thoughts using our contact form.

Current displays

1960s registered designs for toys

April — December 2017

The National Archives holds over three million registered designs. This exhibit reveals the designs of some iconic toys from the 1960s, such as Thunderbirds and Action Man.

The Caravan Club and Sexual Offences Act

April — September 2017

This display highlights records relating to a police raid on a 1930s gay-friendly members club in Soho, alongside the Sexual Offences Act of 1967.

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Keeper's Gallery blog

To find out more about our latest exhibits, read our Keeper's Gallery blog series.