Hidden Treasures is a place to discover archives across the length and breadth of the UK which tell the story of the Jews and Jewish communities in Britain. It features a broad range of archives from large national institutions and university special collections through to local and communal archives.

The website enables you to browse the multitude of archives holding material relating to the history of Jews in Britain and find out more about their collections. Our network also supports archives and libraries who would like to know more about their Jewish collections and make connections with their local Jewish communities.

Hidden Treasures is managed by the Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe. It was originally launched in 2020 as a project of the Board of Deputies of British Jews.

If you are an institution, organisation or community group with collections that relate to the history of Jews in Britain, please get in touch.

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Black and White image of children on a model boat • Brady Photographic Archive

Summer Holiday Trip • Brady Photographic Archive

The following archives are already a part of the Hidden Treasures network:

AJR Refugee Voices • Ben Uri Archive • BFI National Archive • Birmingham Hebrew Congregation Collections • Brady Photographic Archive • Brent Museum and Archive • British Library’s Hebrew Collection • Cairo Genizah Collection • Camden Local Studies and Archives • Dorset County Archive • Gathering the Voices • German-Jewish Archives at The Keep, University of Sussex • Hackney Archives • Hesped.org • Holocaust Centre North (Huddersfield) • Hull History Centre • Imperial War Museum • Jewish Chronicle Archive • Jewish Communities & Records – United Kingdom • Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain • Jewish Gilroes • Jewish Heritage in Northern Ireland – Queen’s University Belfast • Jewish History Association of South Wales • Jewish Military Museum • Jewish Museum, London • Jews of the RAF • John Rylands Library at The University of Manchester • Leeds Jewish Archive • Liberal Judaism Archive • Lily’s Legacy Project • London Metropolitan Archives • London School of Jewish Studies • Manchester City Archives • Manchester Grammar School Archive • Manchester Jewish Museum • Manx National Heritage Library & Archives • Memory Map of the Jewish East End • Merseyside Jewish Community Archive • National Register of Memorial Boards • Northern Ireland Jewish Heritage • Parliamentary Archives • Plymouth Archives at The Box • Rainbow Jews • Redbridge Museum & Heritage Centre • Sandys Row Archive • Scottish Jewish Archives • Sephardi Voices UK • Sheffield City Archives & Local Study Library • Sir Nicholas Winton Archive • Southampton Anglo-Jewish Archives • St Albans Masorti Synagogue Roots • Surrey History Centre • Tales of Jewish Sudan • Tate Archive • The National Archives • The Rothschild Archive • Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives • Tyne & Wear Archives • UCL Special Collections • University of Leeds Special Collections • We Were There Too • West Yorkshire Archive Service • Wiener Holocaust Library • World Jewish Relief Archives