TVARK was launched as Television Ark on 8 November 1998.
In 2000, Television Ark shortened its name to simply TVARK, along with a new website named as www.tv-ark.org.uk.
In 2003, the TVARK logo was modified and the slogan "The Television Museum" was added into it.
In 2006, TVARK featured a new logo, a symbol and a website design. The URL was originally www.tv-ark.org.uk before they moved to www.tvark.org on 29 August 2018.
In March 2017, the site was temporarily taken down for a major revamp. As of present, TVARK remains off and has been offline for over 2 years. It was expected to return not before autumn 2017, but failed to meet the deadline. After missing the entire rest of the 2010s decade, it is expected to return on 19 January 2020.