Churchill Archives Centre

Where the modern history of Britain is open to all

Churchill Archives Centre

Where the modern history of Britain is open to all

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The Churchill Archives Centre is a world-leading collection of 20th Century history.

Our collections

Discover a wide range of documents by more than 570 political, military & scientific luminary figures from the Churchill era and beyond.

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Visit us

A practical guide to visiting and using the Archives Centre, including opening hours, services, access guidelines and rules.

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Copies and Research

A guide to our remote services, including research and publication copies of our collections, and remote research.

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Online resources

Some of our collections, exhibitions and filmed events are now online.

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Events and exhibitions

Details of our upcoming public programme of events, exhibition loans and group visits.

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News

Stay up to date with the latest news from the Archives Centre and explore our collections through our blog posts.

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Education

Our collections are a valuable resource for students at all levels. We are happy to receive school groups as well as individual students and teachers.

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About us

The Centre exists to preserve and make available the raw material of our recent past.

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Get involved

The Churchill Archives Centre relies on the support and generosity of trusts and individuals.

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Contact us

Where to find general contact details for the Archives Centre as well as for individual members of staff.                                                                   .

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Frequently asked questions

Questions on our collections, and Archives Centre operations.

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“Where the modern history of Britain is open to all”

The Archives Centre began by collecting the papers of Winston Churchill and other contemporaries and has grown to become an important resource for the study of modern history from the late nineteenth century to the present day. Our collections encompass the personal papers of individuals who made and remade British domestic politics and international relations, advanced scientific knowledge, and who observed or transformed society, economics and culture. These materials record key events and trends in the history of Britain and beyond. The Centre continues to collect.

The Archives Centre has been awarded Accreditation by The National Archives and the Churchill Papers have been entered on the UNESCO International Register of the Memory of the World..

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Stay up to date with history

Take a look at the latest Archives news and twitter posts below

RT @robert_lyman: Stage 1 successfully completed; getting all 36 of Anthony Mills’ (Bill Slim’s) 1932-40 stories from the archive at @ChuAr
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Blogs: life writing at Churchill Archives Centre

The eighth and last in our series of blogs from our latest research guide: life writing.

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Opening of the Headlam-Morley Papers

This one has been a long time coming (not helped by lockdown)

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RT @robert_lyman: Lovely day for it! @ChuArchives
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RT @IconBook_Paper: What a beautiful video of the fascinating (yes, I’m biased!) work of conservators in archives 👏🏻 @ARA_PCG @ChuArchives
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Poetry: life writing at Churchill Archives Centre

The seventh in our ongoing series of blogs from our latest research guide: life writing.

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Behind the scenes @ChuArchives Conservation Studio - our conservation assistant, Julie, is constructing a clamshel… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Scrapbooks: life writing at Churchill Archives Centre

The fifth in our ongoing series of blogs from our latest research guide: life writing.

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Do you find yourself wondering "who was Leo Amery"? 🤔 If so, check out our Top 10 Empire & Commonwealth collections… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Researching Britain’s ‘Mr X’

We hear from one of this term's by-fellows, Dr Jonathan Colman, about his research into Sir Frank Roberts.

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Comics: life writing at Churchill Archives Centre

The sixth in our ongoing series of blogs from our latest research guide: life writing.

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@robert_lyman We look forward to seeing you in the reading room tomorrow :)
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