The National Archives' new-look website

30 September 2013

Today we have released the first pages of our newly designed website, improving the experience of customers using new and evolving technology and enabling quicker access into our content.

Oliver Morley, Chief Executive and Keeper, The National Archives, said: 'The National Archives continues to innovate. Our refreshed 'mobile first' approach to digital services represents a step forward in our thinking to anticipate and meet the needs of our customers of today and tomorrow.'

Read more from Oliver in our blog.

Catering to the customer

We have examined all elements of design to bring you a visually appealing, simple and clear page layout, and used your feedback to refine these and meet your needs. Explore our new homepage, blog and top-level service pages - About us, Records, Education, Information management and Archives sector now.

Emma Allen, Head of Web Team, said: 'These changes have only been possible because of input from our users. I am grateful to everyone who has helped us with ideas and testing. We hope our new approach is a fitting way to combine our stunning records, with strong design, open standards and good usability to provide a welcoming experience of The National Archives for all.'

Looking to the past and the future

See how our web pages have evolved, from our early Public Record Office web presence to our newly designed website, in our Pinterest board.

We will be rolling out improvements across the rest of the website, working on one section at a time - keep an eye out for more information.

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