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.
We have introduced new charges in our visitor car park: find out more.
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.
Find out what type of research you can do here and how to get started.
We accommodate school groups, academic research groups and library and information service professionals.