Be an Archive Detective
Every year the Archive catalogues around 100,000 items. However there are a small proportion we aren't able to identify for a variety of reasons. We need your help to solve these mysteries.
We have produced galleries by theme, area, or date to help you focus on the subject matter. Please click on one of the pages below to start browsing through these galleries. You can click on the galleries to see the clues we have so far, and to see the images full screen.
If you can identify a place, or spot a clue that might help our cataloguers, please contact us via the email address at the foot of this page with the details.
Thanks to your detective work, these mysteries have been solved.
Can you help us identify these East Midlands industrial sites.
Can you help us with these archive images of unidentified churches?
We've seen these mysteries before but they are not yet solved.
Can you help identify these photos from the London Midland and Scottish Railway Collection in the Historic England Archive?
Can you help us identify these landscapes?
Can You Help?
Archive Cataloguing Team