Domesday Book joins UNESCO register

Latest news from The National Archives is that eleven items have been selected from the UK’s libraries, archives and museums to represent our outstanding heritage in the UK Memory of the World Register. From Domesday Book to Hitchcock’s silent films, these valuable works span nearly 900 years, come from across the country and embody pivotal moments in the history of the UK.

This is the third group of inscriptions to the UNESCO UK Memory of the World Register, an online catalogue promoting some of the UK’s exceptional documentary riches across the world.

The 11 items and collections being inscribed to the UK Memory of the World Register are:

  • Domesday Book – The National Archives, Kew
  • Tyne & Wear Shipyards collection – Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums, Newcastle
  • Aberdeen Burgh Registers – Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeen
  • Hitchcock’s silent films – British Film Institute National Archive, London
  • Churchill Archives – Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge
  • The Haig Papers – National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh
  • Scottish Royal National Institution archives – University of Stirling, Stirling
  • Dorothy Wordsworth’s journal – Wordsworth Trust, Cumbria
  • Thomas Hardy Archive – Dorset County Museum, Dorchester
  • London bomb damage maps – London Metropolitan Archives, London
  • Robert Stephenson and Company archives – National Railway Museum, York

There’s more details available from The National Archives website.

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