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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.

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Masvingo Records Centre

Functions/ Services

We offer:

  • Expert records management advice to central government ministries and departments, local authorities and statutory bodies in accordance to the provisions of the National Archives Act Chapter 25:06 of 1986.
  • Low cost storage and preservation of semi-current records to all government ministries and departments, local authorities and statutory bodies.
  • Access or reference services to agencies whose records are in our custody.
  • Access to delineation reports of communities across the province to members of the public.


Address / Location

The Archivist

Masvingo Records Centre

4TH Floor ZIMRE Centre

Cnr Simon Mazorodze & Hughes Street



Contact details

Tel: +263 2264 178/9 or +263 2265331

Business hours

We are open to our clients during the following hours:

Monday – Friday

0800 – 1600hrs

Masvingo Records centre is closed on weekends and public holidays



The new under construction Masvingo Records Centre on Stand 889 along Zimuto Road