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Coronavirus update: The National Archives is closed to visitors until further notice. Please see our news story for updates.

You can view original documents in the reading rooms from 09:00 Tuesday to Saturday. Find out the opening times of our restaurant, cafe and bookshop.

Plan your journey here with our address in Kew, maps and information about local public transport links. Accessible route maps for disabled visitors are available.

As well as researching, there is a range of events, exhibitions, talks and workshops here to get involved in.

The National Archives is fully accessible to disabled visitors. Find out about accessible travel and our on site facilities.

We accommodate school groups, academic research groups and library and information service professionals.

Coronavirus update: The National Archives is closed to visitors until further notice.

Working with our private security providers, we provide optimum access to the collection while ensuring the security of our visitors, staff and site.