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Our Offices

Frontview of the main building

Traction Engine 1903

View from the west Traction Engine brought to National Archives in 1970

Catalogue of Index cards

Index cards properly organised

Archives in music and video

Enlightening music and video files

Our Gallery

Inside the Gallery showing part of Thomas Baines paintings

Film Reels

Film Reels stored in a cold room date back as early as 1948

National Archives of Zimabwe (welcome note)

Welcome to The National Archives of Zimbabwe, a department of the Ministry of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage. Here, you get to learn about Zimbabwe's National Heritage that has been preserved over the years. It is our sincere hope that you will find our website helpful.

Preservation of Files


To be the leading custodian and provider of the documentary heritage of Zimbabwe.


To acquire, preserve and provide public access to Zimbabwean documentation in whatever format, in an efficient and economic manner.


In our endeavour to provide quality service, we are always guided by commitment to our employees, clients and all stakeholders. Our core values have always been integrity, professionalism, transparency and continuous improvement.

Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) 2024 Video

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....ZITF 2024 Video 



The National Archives of Zimbabwe is proud to commemorate the 6th
annual International Archives Week from June 3-9, 2024. Click here for more information.



Philatelic and postal history

The philatelic collections include stamps and other philatelic materials as well as archival documents on all aspects of the design and production of postage stamps from 1890 to the present.  The National Archives of Zimbabwe also holds numerous philatelic works, including material about philately and the history of postal service from Rhodesia to Zimbabwe.