Discovery maintenance on 9 October
On Monday 9 October, Discovery (our online catalogue) and some related services will be closed for essential maintenance between 08:30 and 17:30 BST.
During this period, you won’t be able to:
- Search for records
- View catalogue descriptions
- Download digitised records
- Order copies of documents
- Order closed record research requests
- Use Discovery’s application programming interface (API).
Our Manage Your Collection services will also be unavailable that day.
The planned maintenance will not affect the rest of our website, including the online shop, image library or paid search services. You will also be able to book a reading room visit and register for a reader’s ticket.
Latest News from
300,000 farm records going online, thanks to grant from Lund Trust19/02/2024 11:15:00
The National Archives is delighted to announce that we will digitise the National Farm Survey (MAF 32 and MAF 73) in full, thanks to a generous grant of £2.13 million from Lund Trust.
Great Escapes exhibition launched14/02/2024 13:10:00
We opened our new exhibition Great Escapes: Remarkable Second World War Captives with a launch event and positive coverage in the media.
Allocating collections accepted in lieu of tax14/02/2024 10:05:00
Any library, record office or institution in the United Kingdom interested in acquiring either of these collections should contact Liz Hart, Collections and Manorial Records Manager, at email@example.com for more information about the application process.
Join The National Archives Board17/01/2024 14:25:00
Are you interested in helping to lead and shape the work of The National Archives? We are looking to appoint two non-executive members to our Board.
Latest Cabinet Office files released29/12/2023 12:05:00
Today we have released Cabinet Office files from 20 years ago covering a range of subjects that crossed the desk of Tony Blair as prime minister.
18th Century Spanish Prize Papers Now Online28/11/2023 09:15:00
The National Archives in collaboration with Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg has launched online thousands of papers from captured Spanish ships which were all taken by the British between 1739 – 1748.
Newly Accredited Archive Services22/11/2023 14:20:00
Following a recent Archive Service Accreditation Panel, we are pleased to announce that the following archive services have been awarded accreditation for the first time.
Great Escapes: Remarkable Second World War Captives16/11/2023 09:15:00
Yesterday we announced our upcoming exhibition, Great Escapes: Remarkable Second World War Captives, opening in February 2024.