Read our annual report and accounts 2018-19
The 16th annual report and accounts for The National Archives are now available online, where you can read about our highlights during 2018-19 and the completion of our four-year strategy.
We are a non-ministerial department, and the official archive and publisher for the UK Government, and for England and Wales. We are the guardians of over 1,000 years of iconic national documents, expert advisers in information and records management, and a cultural, academic and heritage institution.
We fulfill a leadership role for the archives sector and work to secure the future of physical and digital records. Our collection is accessible to everyone all over the world.
This year’s annual report and accounts mark the fourth and final year of achievements for Archives Inspire, our ambitious, audience-focused strategy. 2019 sees the launch of our new strategy Archives for Everyone. Our conviction is that archives are for everyone, and that archives change lives for the better. Forged through experience, this conviction tells in our relationship with our audiences and in our leadership of the nation’s archives.
Read more in the full report.
Latest News from
Preparing to welcome back visitors: more seats and greater access26/11/2020 14:48:00
National Archives are waiting for clarification of when they will be able to resume our public reading room services and they will share information as they get it.
Archive services achieve accreditation for a second time19/11/2020 14:10:00
The UK Archive Service Accreditation Committee are pleased to announce that Lancashire Archives and London Metropolitan Archives have been awarded accredited status for the second time.
The National Archives joins the Climate Heritage Network09/11/2020 15:15:15
Today National Archives published their statement on Sustainability and Climate Action as we announce our membership of the Climate Heritage Network (CHN).
Creative writing competition launched for schools15/10/2020 16:15:00
Lots of historical records focus on the rich, the influencers or the winners of particular periods. But in a new education resource now available on our website, The National Archives focuses on the voices of the poor in British Victorian society.
Five Photos: New online resource launched30/09/2020 09:15:00
National Archives yesterday launched Five Photos, a new online resource that aims to engage older generations using imagery from our extensive collection.
Over £330,000 awarded in grants to archive services18/09/2020 14:15:00
During the COVID-19 pandemic, archives have demonstrated an impressive ability to innovate and engage with archive users.
Digital preservation project shortlisted for award16/09/2020 12:43:00
National Archives are delighted to announce that our Safeguarding the Nation’s Digital Memory project team has been shortlisted for The Software Sustainability Institute Award for Research and Innovation at the 2020 Digital Preservation Awards.
The National Archives now open, offering greater access to our collections07/09/2020 13:38:00
National Archives are very pleased to be able to welcome visitors back into our reading rooms, offering a limited service to visitors who need access to our collection of original documents for their research.
Artwork to commemorate heroes of the Blitz commissioned by Ancestry07/09/2020 09:15:00
Family history experts Ancestry have commissioned 33 artists around the UK to create artwork based on Civil Gallantry Award records held at The National Archives to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the start of the Blitz.