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Coronavirus update: The National Archives is open but is currently offering only a limited service. 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.

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.

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.