- Opening times and closure dates
- Where to find us
- Before you visit
- When you arrive
- Disabled access
- Group visits
- Events at The National Archives
- Events elsewhere
Hidden treasures? Uncovering maps among the files of government
12 December 2013
The National Archives holds well over six million maps and plans. While some of these form separate map collections, the majority are scattered among the files, boxes, volumes and rolls that comprise the written records of central government. This talk explores the variety of these 'hidden' maps and examines some interesting examples from a range of government departments. It also offers some hints on how to search for maps at The National Archives.
Andrew Janes has worked at The National Archives since 2008 and is currently a records specialist in the Advice and Records Knowledge department. He has a particular interest in maps and plans and is a regular contributor to The National Archives' blog.
Sponsored by the Friends of The National Archives.
Sharing will require cookies. Show details