Reading room services suspended until further notice
Following the Prime Minister’s announcement of plans to ease lockdown across England, we are seeking clarification on what this means for archives and our plans for re-opening. Once we have this we’ll share more details.
In the meantime, our reading room services remain suspended.
Some of our online services that rely on staff having access to our building and collections are suspended until further notice, including record copying and paid search. New visitor bookings are temporarily suspended until we are able to open our reading rooms again.
Please note that our Freedom of Information services are also affected.
Most of our online services are unaffected however and will continue as normal:
- Our website, including research guides, blogs, podcasts and online exhibitions
- Discovery, our online catalogue and digital home of our collections, with free access to digital records
- Online education sessions and resources, and activities for families
- Full online events programme, including talks and webinars
- Our online shop, offering a huge selection of books and gifts.
Latest News from
Newly accredited archive services announced23/03/2021 09:15:00
Following a recent panel, the UK Archive Service Accreditation Committee is pleased to announce that the following archive services were awarded Archive Service Accreditation for the first time.
COVID-19 Archives Fund Grants Awarded18/03/2021 14:15:00
Today, The National Archives announced the successful applicants who have received funding from the COVID-19 Archives Fund. 25 archives from across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have each received up to £50,000 from the fund.
New Director of Public Engagement02/03/2021 14:15:00
National Archive are delighted to announce Emmajane Avery as their new Director of Public Engagement.
Winners of our creative writing competition announced10/02/2021 14:15:00
The National Archives are delighted to announce the winners of our first ever creative writing competition for school pupils at Key Stage 2, 3 and 4.
Becoming the inclusive archive01/02/2021 14:15:00
The National Archives recently (29 January 2021) launched Becoming the Inclusive Archive, a fresh approach to inclusion and a step towards achieving goals set out in the 2019 strategy Archives for Everyone.
New member joins The National Archives’ board20/01/2021 13:43:00
National Archives are delighted to announce the appointment of Sonia Cargan as a new non-executive member to The National Archives’ Board.
Funding received for equipment upgrade20/01/2021 09:15:00
Our Collection Care and Licensing, Publishing and Digitisation departments have received £264,000 in funding as part of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)’s Capability for Collections (CapCo) fund.
Prime Minister’s files from 1997 released30/12/2020 13:05:00
Today we have released files from the Prime Minister’s Office and Cabinet Office, predominantly covering the final months of John Major’s government in 1997.