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

Wayward Daughter

The author and historian Miranda Brooke on her new book, Wayward Daughter: Sarah Churchill and Her World.

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Today is @UN #WorldTourismDay so we're sharing Sir Julian Ridsdale's scrapbook containing items relating to a 1960… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Mary Churchill's War

The wartime diaries of Churchill's youngest daughter: out now!

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It's the #firstdayofautumn 🍂We love seeing the changes around @ChurchillCol (home of @ChuArchives) especially the… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Death on the Nile: Churchill and the assassination of Lord Moyne

Another guest blog from one of our researchers, Daniel Adamson.

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@FernRiddell Hi @FernRiddell 👋Do get in touch for more info about visiting the archives & our collections or see… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Jennie Churchill: A Life in Politics

An article from one of our researchers, Elliot Clark, on the debt owed by Churchill to his mother Jennie, the centenary of whose death it is today.

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The 2nd half of a husband and wife double act for the #BDOHP today, with Edward Glover following the recent intervi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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RT @dave_clay: Sir Antony Acland died last week. He was Foreign Office PUS at the time of the Falklands crisis and later Ambassador to Wash…
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📣Don't forget to sign up for our free online event next Thurs (30th Sep), 5.30pm-7pm @RogerGosden will discuss his… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Archives Centre newsletter - May 2021

Yes, we're open!  And here's what we've been doing lately ...

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