Explore Your Archive

Explore Your Archive is a joint campaign delivered by The National Archives and the Archives and Records Association across the UK and Ireland. This year’s dates have been announced as 18th – 26th November!

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On this day...

19 January 1542

King Henry VIII, by royal charter, founded Christ College, Brecon. Until the Reformation, Brecon had possessed a Dominican priory and a monastery dedicated to St Nicholas.

The Digital Preservation Policy for Wales

This Digital Preservation Policy, supported by a Technical Appendix, has been produced by ARCW in recognition of the significant strategic challenge that digital preservation presents in enabling the sustainable access to digital material in the long term.

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Archives are for everyone

Using archives is a great experience – each item is precious and unique, a direct connection with the past.

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View all archives in Wales.