Guardian News and Media Archive

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The GNM Archive preserves and promotes the histories and values of the Guardian and Observer newspapers by collecting and making accessible archive material that provides an accurate and comprehensive history of the papers. It holds the Guardian Archive, the Observer Archive and personal collections of journalists, cartoonists and photographers associated with the papers.
GNM also hosts a regular series of exhibitions which draw heavily on the archive collections, and has an Education Centre which provides a range of news-based educational programmes for schools, families and other groups.

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Opening hours

Archive opening hours (by appointment only):
Mon - Fri: 10.00-17.00

For exhibitions opening hours please see website.

Admission charges


Additional info

Our archive collections are open to the public by appointment only.

The archive holds the official records of the Guardian and the Observer, including minutes of meetings, correspondence of editors and extensive picture libraries. We also acquire personal collections from people who have been associated with the papers such as journalists, cartoonists and photographers.
Please note that the archive does not hold copies of the newspapers themselves. Information on how to access past articles from the papers is available on our website.

Collection details

Photography, Literature, Film and Media, Archives

Guardian News and Media Archive
Kings Place
90 York Way
Greater London
N1 9GU




Education Centre


Archive enquiries

020 3353 3304

Education centre enquiries

020 3353 3306/7

General and exhibition enquiries

020 3353 2000

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.