The National Archives is open to all, offering a range of activities and spaces to enjoy and our reading rooms for research.
Our site in Kew has a bookshop and restaurant, set in beautiful grounds just a five-minute walk from the River Thames. Plan your visit, or find out about our events, exhibitions or talks.
Please note: the Keeper’s Gallery is closed from 6 February to early May as we install a new exhibition on Women’s Suffrage.
If you are planning to travel here, there are some changes on site that may affect you. In particular, we no longer allow large suitcases or bags too big to fit inside our lockers into the building. Find out more.
Find out what type of research you can do here and how to get started.