Welcome to the CWGC Archive

The CWGC archive tracks the history of the Commission from its founding in 1917 through to the present day.

It contains over 10,000 items from the Commission’s past including personal correspondence, maintenance and tour reports, staff records, photographs and press cuttings.

Get started by entering your keywords into the search bar above or try one of our popular search terms. If you’re looking for something more specific, use the Advanced Search tool to make a more detailed search.

In the Collections section, we’ve put together some sets of archive items that we think you’ll find interesting, including architectural plans and drawings, our collection of photo negatives and our Commission meeting minutes and Annual Reports.

If you need help finding something specific, or want to ask a question about the archive, you can contact us at enquiries@cwgc.org.

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Showcase items

Explore some of our main archive collections below