Visit us on First Sundays

The National Archives is free to visit and open to all

Join us on the first Sunday of every month and explore our building, our picturesque gardens and discover a new side to The National Archives.

On First Sundays, visitors are invited to:

Booking is not required for First Sundays and everyone is welcome, although some activities may require advance booking to avoid disappointment.

Doors open 11:00 to 16:00 on the first Sunday of every month. There is a flat car parking fee of £2.50 for the day.

Our reading rooms and enquiry services will not be open for First Sunday events.