Information for disabled visitors

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

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.

Please remember that if you are visiting with a personal assistant, both of you will need to produce two specific forms of identification if you wish to look at original records.

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

Download our accessibility guide.

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.

We have a restaurant that serves breakfast from 08:30 to 10:30 and lunch from 12:00 to 14:30.

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