Since its inception in 1969, the Gibraltar National Archives (GNA) formerly the Government Archives has been responsible for the collection and preservation of public records, as well as the preparation of those records for public access and academic research in those cases where records can be released. The Gibraltar National Archives holds historical/cultural records pertaining to the 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st centuries from various bodies and institutions involved in the day-to-day administration of Gibraltar. In addition, some private individuals, groups and associations have also deposited their records at the Gibraltar National Archives. The work of the Archives goes beyond the preservation and preparation of records. The Gibraltar National Archives provides a research service and officers deal with a substantial amount of both local and international enquiries. Additionally, the Archivist liaises with schools and other institutions in Gibraltar and abroad and is often required to conduct research and deliver lectures in Gibraltar and abroad on various aspects of Gibraltar and Gibraltarian history.

In July 2014 the ‘Archon’1 new GNA Database was launched as part of the Gibraltar Government’s policy of complete digitisation of all our records, including both public as well as private holdings. The Archon database currently holds over half a million records, including a large number of digital images and as well as digital audio and digital video. The records included within Archon may be interfaced online via a free, public website front-end found at


Gibraltar National Archives, Convent Courtyard, Secretary’s Lane, Gibraltar
Opening Hours Monday to Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm
Telephone:       +350 20079461