The Mills Archive became an accredited archive on 9th November 2016. Accreditation was awarded by the National Archives in recognition for the quality of our work in caring for the vulnerable records of milling history.

Accreditation is the UK standard which recognises good performance in all areas of caring for historic records and making them available to public. To receive accreditation, we needed to demonstrate that the Mills Archive has met clearly defined national standards relating to management and resourcing; the care of our unique collections and what we offer to our users.

The Archive Service Accreditation Panel “praised the excellent website and the very strong documentation supporting the application, which was a model for a small, specialist service. They also strongly commended the service’s work with the wider mills heritage community and hope to see its support for that community continued and developed.”

They had already previously “noted particularly strong activity in areas including volunteering, fundraising development, online provision and cataloguing”.

To find out more about accreditation, visit the National Archives website here