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.


The National Archives organises things into Departments

Try looking in some of the departments below:

7,133,847 things in this box altogether, divided up into:

Years will help you narrow down to a time period.

Subjects will help you narrow your focus: