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Archive Services

The Historic England Archive is one of the largest publicly accessible archives in the UK. We hold over 12 million photographs, drawings and reports relating to the archaeology and architecture of England.

Online services

You can search over a million items using our Historic England Archive website.

You can also search 95,000 oblique aerial photographs using the Britain from Above website.

Our enquiry service

We hold many items that are not yet searchable online, including full coverage of the country in aerial photographs

We provide an enquiry service to help you find out what we hold in your area of interest.

Services in Swindon

Our Archive and Reference Library, based in Swindon, Wiltshire, are open to the public.

You can visit our Search Room and Library to do your research. We also have online resources, photographs, books and journals available to browse, and we're on hand to help.

Exhibitions and education resources

We run a programme of touring exhibitions.

We also provide an extensive range of high quality education resources.

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