A members' organisation representing UK historic house archives

Welcome to the website of the Historic House Archivists Group. Established in 1986, the group was formed by archivists responsible for looking after the historical records of private historic family homes. There are currently more than 80 members of the group, working at a variety of Estates including Chatsworth, Blenheim Palace, Alnwick, Castle Howard, Inveraray Castle and Llanover.


Autumn meeting 2018

The HHAG autumn meeting took place this year in Scotland at Hopetoun House, South Queensferry and Blair Castle, Perthshire on 17-19 October. It was attended by representatives of 18 different estates. We were tremendously grateful to both Hopetoun and Blair Castle for their warm welcome. Following our AGM at Hopetoun we were treated to tours of the house,…

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Benefits of HHAG Membership

  • Twice yearly meetings including an annual visit to a historic house
  • Opportunities to share best practice and undertake training focussed on the historic house sector
  • Newsletter distributed to members four times a year
  • Access to the shared expertise and experience of more than 80 members

More information about membership can be found here.

Image used with kind permission of His Grace the Duke of Norfolk, Arundel Castle


A Guide to the Retention of Modern Records on Landed Estates by Elizabeth Lomas £10 + £2.25 p&p.