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Coronavirus update: Our reading room service is suspended while national restrictions are in place. Please see our news story for details.

Please note: Our reading room service is currently suspended.

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.

Find out what type of research you can do with our collection and how to get started, including information on the processes and safety measures we have put in place.

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.