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The National Archives is committed to open information and publishing content where it is most likely to be reused. That means that in addition to the large number of resources on this site, you can find even more content on a number of external websites.

You can keep up to date with the education department by following our social media channels. Please do give us feedback, no matter how small, so that we can continue to improve our services.


Thousands of images from the Colonial Office photographic library were uploaded to Flickr as part of our Caribbean through a lens project. This site also showcases our collections of Victorian and Edwardian photography alongside a selection of artworks, artifacts and documents. We have an Education document of the month set, where each month we highlight a document relating to current events, or to one of our resources. We hope you will find this useful in the classroom.


Follow The National Archives  @UkNatArchives hashtag #TNAeducation to hear the latest from the education department.

Our @ukwarcabinet project tweeted the Second World War in real time, using original cabinet papers to follow the progress of the war from the heart of government. The project began in January 2010 with 1 January 1940 and continued through to 1942. We have an archive of the tweets available from our Labs website.

The website UK War Cabinet was produced at a Hack Day at the Archives and allows the tweets and papers to be explored in more detail.


We're producing Pinterest boards to accompany some of our resources, for example Attlee's Britain 1945-1951 to accompany our document collection Attlee's Britain 1945-1951: Planning for the future? We hope you can use our boards as a basis for your own research.

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We have a selection of videos taken from our online resources on YouTube. Discover The National Archives' Education Service on YouTube.


We believe that Wikipedia (and other projects from the Wikimedia Foundation such as Wiki Commons and Wikisource) can be an invaluable source for students - as long as it is not the only one they use!

We are working on a number of projects with Wikimedia UK to enhance Wikipedia's coverage of our collections and of history in general. We have uploaded a collection of war art which can be freely reused and contains a large number of classic war time posters alongside portraits and other propaganda.


The National Archives education service has its own Facebook page. 'Like' us to receive updates.


We want to support your teaching and share our expertise on working with original documents in the classroom. If you have ideas you would like to pursue, or if you have used original documents with your students and would like to share your experiences, feel free to contact us.

We welcome comments, corrections and feedback on all of our online resources as well as suggestions for future topics we might cover.