Booking events and visits

Booking events and conditions of sale

  • The National Archives reserves the right to refuse admission
  • Latecomers may be refused admission until a suitable break
  • Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the building
  • Food and drink may only be consumed in the designated areas
  • Food, drink, coats, and bags, are not permitted in events that include original records
  • Telephones, cameras and recording devices are not permitted
  • The National Archives reserves the right to make alterations to the programme
  • Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded

Booking a visit to view our documents

New slots for booking will be made available every day.

Each booking is for one person only on a first come, first served basis – you will not be able to bring anyone with you, unless they book a visit themselves or have a duty of care.

There is a reasonable limit of 36 bookings in 12 weeks. Multiple bookings cannot be made for the same date.

Please be thoughtful and considerate of others when you book – we may cancel your booking if you exceed our reasonable limit.