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Coronavirus update: The National Archives is closed to visitors until further notice. Please see our news story for updates.

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.

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.

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