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Our reading rooms will re-open on 27 April.

See our news story for more information.

Our reading rooms will re-open on 27 April.

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.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, The National Archives is currently closed to visitors. Our reading room services are also suspended.

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.