– The Friends’ website can now be accessed using ftna.org.uk (www is not required) – please see our Updates page here for more information.
Helping to preserve the nation’s documentary heritage and making it more accessible
The Friends of The National Archives is a registered charity and voluntary organisation set up in 1988 at the then Public Record Office (PRO) and launched at a conference celebrating 150 years of the setting up of the PRO. We now have over 1100 members across the UK and globally too – including Europe, and North America. We were registered as a charity in 1990. We have a governing Council, comprising members of the Charity with trustee status and responsibility. The governance of the Friends is entirely on a voluntary basis. The Friends is a member of the British Association of the Friends of Museums (BAFM). We also network with other like-minded voluntary organisations supporting local archives, in addition to local and family history societies.
- 20 per cent discount on purchases in the bookshop at Kew and online
- 20 per cent discount on charges for events run by The National Archives
- Special members’ only events including behind-the-scenes tours at The National Archives
- Behind-the-scenes visits to historic places and collections
- The 48 page members’ magazine Magna is published twice a year
- The Outreach newsletter is published electronically every two months
- Access to our dedicated members’ lounge at Kew
- Members’ area on this website for access to our magazine, newsletter, blog, forum and other publications
For more information, please click on the links below:
The new Bookshop code for 2018, click here for more information.
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