Information for disabled visitors

At The National Archives, we provide full access to all our public areas; there is a lift to upper floors, and the building and grounds are wheelchair-friendly. We also have a range of facilities in our reading rooms to help you with your research.

For visitors to our reading rooms we have made the following adjustments to enhance your access to our collection:

  • We have reserved one bulk order slot a day separate from those on the booking system, specifically for disabled visitors. You will still need to give four days’ notice for the items you would like to review. To access these slots you need to contact the accessibility line on 020 3897 1575 so that we can make the booking for you.
  • We will also hold your documents for up to three weeks rather than one week in case you are unable to attend on the day booked. We ask that you contact us to let us know so that we can then hold these items for you.

Please contact us before your visit if you have any queries about accessibility.

Read our detailed access guide on AccessAble

Find information about on site parking bays for disabled visitors and accessible transport options to get here.

Find out about the touchpad-operated power doors, the lift, assistance dogs, plans of the building and more.

Read practical information on undertaking your research and about the accessibility of general facilities such as the toilets and seating in the restaurant area.