Purchasing Archives

Map of 1778 of Crownthorpe, Norfolk (NRO MC 3243/41) bought by the Morningthorpe appeal

Norfolk’s archives are always being put up for sale. This is often the only chance to put important and historically valuable documents in the public domain within the United Kingdom. NORAH aims to support the purchase of documents on condition they have a high public interest value, are stored in appropriate conditions and that they are made freely accessible. NORAH is also keen for purchased documents to be used in any activity which encourages people to engage with them and gain benefits from using them, such as in workshops and exhibitions.