Archive explorer

When creating descriptions of records, archivists make it clear where items are located and also how they are related. With millions of records to explore, this structured view helps us know where to go next to continue our research – whether to dive deeper, scale back or move sideways.

To move around and explore an overview of what’s held at The National Archives, first select a time period by choosing a start date and end date. Then pick from a list of popular subjects.

Subjects will help you narrow your focus.