Contact:Rue du chéra 79
How to get there
T : +32 4 252 03 93
F : +32 4 229 33 50
In addition to Tuesday and Friday, the reading rooms of the State Archives in Arlon, Liège, Mons and Namur will be open on Saturday 5th May 2018 from 9.00 am to 12.30 pm and from 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm. On Saturday, you can consult original documents only after prior reservation via e-mail or phone before Friday 1.00 pm at the State Archives in question. You can also consult our digitised maps, plans and photographs and use the search engines and microfilms.
ATTENTION! Due to absolutely essential adaptations of our search website "Searching the State Archives' collections" and the overhaul of our server infrastructure, temporary technical issues and partial or full disruptions of the website service (for example login errors when trying to consult records or errors while creating a new account) may occur between Friday 17 November and Monday 4 December. We apologise for any inconvenience.
As each year, the Royal Palace opens its doors to the public during summer. Two of the three exhibitions shown there are co-organised by the State Archives! Discover them from 22 July to 3 September 2017. Free entrance.
The State Archives holds a real treasure of cartographic materials, but handing out original maps and plans in the reading rooms bears the risk of deteriorating the state of conservation of these documents. Indeed, repeated unrolling and rolling-up of these maps and plans that are sometimes of considerable size has taken its toll on the documents, which called for a large-scale digitization campaign. In recent years, some 60,000 maps and plans were digitised. This number increases steadily. Roughly 44,000 of these digital images have been processed and are now available for research.
Two hundred years ago, on 18 June 1815, the famous battle of Waterloo was fought. The State Archives conserves hundreds of linear metres of records from this period that can be searched with archive guides, inventories, historical studies, etc. A number of events are also organised this year in relation with the commemorations.
In order to let the general public discover the rich archival heritage on the First World War, the State Archives launched a new dedicated website in August 2014: http://14-18-wallonie.arch.be. It is filled with a variety of interesting documents, including letters, posters, photographies, minutes, etc. The website is in French.
Head of Service: Anne Jacquemin.
Archivist: Laurence Druez.
Reception, Reading Room and Stacks Management: Sabine Breuer, Gilbert Hendrickx, Nadine Hendrickx, Marc Lannoy, Franck Malherbe, Noëlla Neuray, Thierry Noiroux, Florence Voss.
Maintenance: Sylvie Mezino, Félix Renier.