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Coronavirus update: The National Archives will be open from Tuesday 21 July – but will only be offering a limited service to visitors who need access to our reading rooms. Please see our news story for details.

Our reading room is now open Tuesday to Friday by appointment only.

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 with our collection and how to get started, including information on the processes and safety measures we have put in place.

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.

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