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.


John Cox (1939-2022)

Remembering former HHAG Committee member and Newsletter Editor John Cox. John was part of St Albans. He brought scholarship, a keen mind and of course his loyalty and commitment expressed in his Church involvement. No conversation with John was ever dull or uninstructive. Born in Peacehaven on the 22nd July 1939 John and family then…

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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
  • 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.