We hold major collections of national importance, covering archaeology, architecture, social and local history. Our collections include photographs, drawings, plans and documents.
Did you know: over a million of our records can be searched online.
You can use our collections to:
- Find out about your home's history
- Learn about your local area
- Research individual buildings and archaeological sites
- Discover England's changing urban and rural landscape
Drawings, plans, documents and non-photographic collections within the public Historic England Archive.
Details of our photography collections held in the public Historic England Archive.
Find out about the history of the Historic England Archive (formerly the National Monuments Record).
Our collection of aerial photographs contains over 4 million images, covering the whole of England.