Aviva Group Archive
Our archive is acknowledged as the most important insurance industry archive in the United Kingdom. Discover some of the facts and stories from our 300 year history.
The Archive includes the records of over 750 companies, highlighting changes in business practice as well as social and economic attitudes over a sustained period of time.
Delve into the collections and learn more about our work by reading the Archive Blog. Find out about recent projects, new acquisitions, and topical themes as seen through the lens of history.
Did you know that Churchill took out a policy with one of our companies in 1896? Explore our past and learn of the famous names that punctuate our history, important firsts, and much more.
Reminisce and enjoy old television commercials and films produced for companies such as Commercial Union, General Accident, and Norwich Union.
Enjoy a wide selection of images drawn from across our collections by visiting the Gallery, which includes posters, advertisements, cartoons, and historical photographs.
Join us on a tour of the United Kingdom to discover our earliest roots with an interactive map, explore our rich heritage around the world, or dip into the histories of our constituent companies.
Many employees of our constituent companies fought in the two world wars. Find out more about their contribution and the experiences of those on the home front.
Trace the fascinating and complex history of Aviva with our interactive timeline.