National Meteorological Archive Hidden Treasures
Information on some of our greatest hidden treasures
The National Meteorological Archive houses the national memory of the weather. Our collections include books, diaries, records, charts and other materials relating to meteorology, climatology and weather forecasting. These encompass official Met Office records, which date from 1854 onwards, older records and publications which illustrate the development of the science of meteorology, and the archive of the Royal Meteorological Society. The aim of the archive is not only to preserve these original records but also to provide much greater access to and visibility of our unique collections.
NEW - We have built a series of fascinating Google Arts and Culture digital exhibitions featuring items from the archives of the Met Office and the Royal Society. You can browse through the exhibits to learn more about the development of our scientific understanding of the weather from the earliest days of weather lore to modern supercomputing.
All of the digitised material featured here can be found from our Digital Library & Archive
You can search the online catalogue for details of our holdings and link directly to any electronic content that is currently available.