United Kingdom Free Online Historical Newspapers

In 2014, this website began to curate links to free online newspapers in the United States. The initial publication listed about 10,000 titles. A few years later, digitized and free Canadian newspaper collection links were curated and published. Today, between the two countries there are over 47,500 historical newspaper titles that are listed. The common denominator is that they are free to search and/or browse online.

This brings us to Europe. There are 44 countries in Europe. I suspect that we will not be able to find free titles in all the countries, but that is our goal.

Each country’s page will list nationwide titles, titles from other collections, and individual titles that are free to search and browse. Many countries have titles from other countries in their national libraries. They will be listed on the page of the collection that holds that title.

Note regarding UK online newspapers: The great majority of online historical newspapers can be found in subscription-only databases, which are listed at the bottom of this page.

United Kingdom

Nationwide Collections

British Newspaper Archive Free Newspapers

The National Library of Wales

  • Searchable Archive

Other Collections

Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition

Manx Newspapers and Publications (1792–1960)

  • Calf of Man Bird Observatory Report (1960-2011)
  • Camp Echo (First World War Internment Camp newspaper, 1914-1916)
  • Camp Humor (First World War Internment Camp newspaper, 1917)
  • Camp Zeitung (First World War Internment Camp newspaper, 1917)
  • Castletown Gazette (1952-1953)
  • Das Schleierlicht (First World War Internment Camp newspaper, 1916)
  • German Gymnastics Association (First World War Internment Camp newspaper, 1917)
  • Green Final (1924-1960)
  • Holiday News (1957-1960)
  • Isle of Man Daily Times (1958-1960)
  • Isle of Man Examiner (1880-1960)
  • Isle of Man Times (1847-1960)
  • Isle of Man Weekly Advertising Circular (1849-1884)
  • Isle of Man Weekly Gazette (1812-1824)
  • Journal of the Manx Museum (1924-1980)
  • Lager Echo (First World War Internment Camp newspaper, 1916-1918)
  • Lager Laterne (First World War Internment Camp newspaper, 1916-1917)
  • Lager Zeitung (First World War Internment Camp newspaper, 1916-1918)
  • Lager-Ulk (First World War Internment Camp newspaper, 1917)
  • Manks Advertiser (1801-1845)
  • Manks Mercury (1792-1795)
  • Manx Cat (1847-1848)
  • Manx Free Press (1923-1930)
  • Manx Liberal (1836-1850)
  • Manx Museum & National Trust Report (1905-2008)
  • Manx Patriot (1824-1825)
  • Manx Rising Sun (1824-1827)
  • Manx Star (1928-1930)
  • Manx Sun (1827-1906)
  • Manxman (1842-1900)
  • Mona Daily Programme (1876)
  • Mona’s Herald (1833-1960)
  • Peel City Guardian (1885-1960)
  • Peel Sentinel (1904-1905)
  • Quousque Tandem (First World War Internment Camp newspaper, 1915)
  • Ramsey Chronicle (1924-1927)
  • Ramsey Courier (1885-1960)
  • Ramsey Weekly News (1895-1904)
  • Rising Sun (1821-1824)
  • TT Special (1930-1960)
  • Unter Uns (First World War Internment Camp newspaper, 1917)
  • Werden (First World War Internment Camp newspaper, 1915)

The Foxearth and District Local History Society Newspaper Archive 1745-1950

  • Ipswich Journal
  • Bury and Suffolk Herald
  • Bury & Norwich post
  • Norfolk Chronicle
  • Suffolk and Essex Free Press
  • South-West Suffolk Echo
  • Sudbury Post & Long Melford Gazette
  • Haverhill Echo

Georgian and Early Victorian Regional Newspapers

Slough History Online

  • Searchable Archive

Google News Archive

Cumberland and Westmorland Newspaper Transcriptions

Miscellaneous Titles

Subscription Databases

Good Luck and Happy Hunting!