What's New in the Archive?
Our Archive contains millions of photos illustrating England's archaeology, historic buildings and social history, both from the ground and from the air.
We've been collecting for a long time and we're working hard to make it all available. Here's what we've been up to recently…
The John Laing collection provides a unique insight into the origins of iconic British buildings and the human effort that went into building them.
Discover the women photographers whose work enriches the collections of the Historic England Archive.
On Saturday 8 September 11am to 3pm, visit our historic building, see highlights from our collections and find out how we care for what we hold.
We've uncovered a remarkable collection of more than 4,000 medical images, deep within the vaults of our photography Archive.
Photographs of vernacular architecture in the East Midlands taken by the expert on the subject.
A collection of photographs of early 20th century London used for postcards.
About the Matley-Moore collection illustrating some of the finest medieval stained glass in England.
Photographs taken by the garden historian between 1890 and 1911
News of a recently catalogued collection focussing on 20th century architectural history.
Some quirky and interesting images discovered in the Historic England Archive
A collection of 1,100 drawings made by C G Harper to illustrate his travel books have recently been catalogued.
Photos of 1920s and 1930s schools, hospitals and religious buildings from a collection that we've just finished cataloguing.
Historic England Archive has conserved, digitised and catalogued 1,600 glass plate negatives of the London Midland and Scottish Railway Collection.
Rediscovered - the earliest colour photos in the Historic England Archive.
We recently acquired the earliest surviving aerial images of England taken by photographer and balloonist Cecil Shadbolt between 1882-1892.
Find out how we decide which collections to take in and also how you could contribute to the Archive.
A variety of small but interesting collections from the 1860s have been catalogued recently.