Site facilities and accessibility


There are wheelchair accessible toilets on all floors of The National Archives. You do not require a RADAR key to use them. They are located in the following areas:

  • Ground floor - near the welcome desk, opposite the Security Control Room
  • First floor - by the lift outside the Research and Enquiries Room, and near the library area in the Research and Enquiries Room
  • Second floor - by the lift outside the Map and Large Document Reading Room


Tables and chairs in the restaurant are movable. The television screen in the restaurant shows subtitled news.

Keeper's Gallery (formerly called the Museum)

The free museum - now renamed The Keeper's Gallery - is spacious and the interactive screens are set at a low level. However, for reasons of preservation, lighting levels are low.

Induction loop system

The National Archives has an induction loop system in all public areas. Please contact us for further information.