Visit us

Our reading rooms are now open to pre-booked visitors.

Book a visit

Find out more about the booking process.

Find out what type of research you can do with our collection and how to get started, including information on the processes and safety measures we have put in place.

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.

Our reading rooms are now open to pre-booked visitors.

We’ve moved our events programme online, including activities for all the family.

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

Please note that until further notice our event and conference facilities are unavailable for hire.

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