Construction works begin soon for new learning spaces
We will begin construction of two major new learning spaces within our first floor reading rooms from Monday 10 February.
We will do our best to minimise disruption while the works take place behind the hoarding, but researchers working in the first floor reading room and library may still experience some noise disturbance. Work is due to complete in June 2020.
If you are planning to visit our reading rooms within the next few months, we encourage you to order your documents in advance to ensure that we reserve a seat for you.
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Launch of The National Archives Trust13/02/2020 13:25:00
The National Archives Trust, a new independent education charity, was launched last night with a reception here at Kew.
A Year in Archives 2019 launched30/01/2020 11:15:00
National Archives are pleased to announce that A Year in Archives 2019 is now available online. The publication brings together stories from organisations across the country to celebrate the exciting, creative work of archives.
The National Archives Receives National Lottery Grant for Digital Project29/01/2020 14:15:00
The National Archives has received a £93,500 grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund for an exciting digital heritage project, “Safeguarding the Nation’s Digital Memory”.
New digital strategy ‘Plugged In, Powered Up’ launched22/01/2020 14:15:00
National Archive are pleased to announce our new digital capacity building strategy, ‘Plugged In, Powered Up’, which will support the archives sector meet its digital ambitions. The strategy sets out an exciting plan of programmes, training and resources that will be delivered from now until 2022.
The social media archive is now fully searchable13/01/2020 14:15:00
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Changes to document ordering08/01/2020 11:15:00
The national Archives will soon make some changes to same-day document ordering.
Prime Minister’s papers from 1996 released03/01/2020 09:15:00
The National Archive recently released files from the Prime Minister’s Office and Cabinet Office, predominantly covering the years 1995 and 1996.