ArchI’ve Explored

Explore Your Archive is an Archives and Records Association (UK and Ireland) tool for public and private organisations across the UK and Ireland to showcase the hidden gems stored in their collections. The campaign provides a range of resources to help you learn more about archives and help archivists share the collections they care for.

The Explore Your Archive Website is a space for everyone – People who work with archives and records, people who use them regularly and people who have never heard of an archive before. The main message of the campaign is that archives are for everyone, everywhere, anytime and this site will help you get involved. Whether you want to find out more, create an Explore Your Archive branded campaign, or use the available dedicated teaching resources to teach others, there is a resource to help you here.

How to use this site – The menu buttons at the top of the page take you to different sections of the site depending on your interest. More information is provided below:

ArchI’ve Discovered

The Explore Your Archive Blog 


Read posts from archives and record keepers across the UK and Ireland about their projects and collections

ArchI’ve Created

Use the toolkit to create EYA content


Create your own branded content and use the Explore Your Archive social media themes to promote your collection or service

ArchI’ve Celebrated

Browse events and add your own


Add any events related to archives here and browse the event catalogue for events you may want to attend

ArchI’ve Learnt

Learning aids and Resources for all levels


A range of resources for teachers and community educators to use to teach anyone and everyone about archives

Completely new to Archives and Records? Click below to find out more about what an archive is, what it holds and how they are cared for.