Images & Books

We hold an outstanding range of photographs, plans and drawings in our public archive, covering the historic environment of England. We also publish books and periodicals on a wide variety of subjects to help you understand, value, care for and enjoy your historic environment.

Explore our collections

Archive services

  • Search, Copying and Licensing Services

    We offer a range of free and paid-for enquiry services to help you search our Archive and provide reproduction permission to re-use or publish items.

  • Historic England Library

    Use our library in Swindon for your research.

  • Talks and Tours

    Come and find out more about the Historic England Archive at the Engine House in the former Great Western Railway headquarters in Swindon.