Willkommen German Flag
Welkom Holland Flag
Bienvenue France Flag
Benvenuti Italian Flag
Bienvenidos Spanish Flag
Japanese Flag
Cedric the mouse, reading a book


Join us for a special storytelling for babies and toddlers age 0-3.

Dani the Storyteller will use music, play, props and toys to excite and stimulate your child's senses whilst going on an imaginary summer holiday adventure! This session is inspired by pictures from the archive collection.

The storytelling lasts for 30 minutes with time for playing and a simple craft afterwards. Booking is essential, please provide the age of your child when booking.

Book Tickets Online

Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Car

The AA journey planner can help you plan your route and check the latest traffic updates. If you are arriving or departing by car or taxi, please note that our sat nav postcode is TW9 4AD and that access is via Bessant Drive.

We charge a fee to park in our visitor car park, which is payable on site at the end of your visit (the pay points can be found inside our building):

Up to two hours: £2.50 Up to four hours: £4.50 Over four hours: £7.00 Charges apply to all visitor parking except for ‘Blue Badge’ holders, who will continue to be able to park without charge in designated parking bays. (The ‘Blue Badge’ scheme helps you park closer to your destination if you’re disabled: find out more).

Public Transport Directions

By Bicycle

The National Archives is located next to the Thames Path, part of the National Cycle Network (Route 4). Bicycle sheds are provided, although bicycles are left at your own risk. Bicycles, including folding bicycles, are not permitted inside the building.

Some of the entrances to our site, and some of the paths in our grounds, are for shared pedestrian and cycle use. Please take extra care when cycling around our site.

Get more information on planning your journey by bicycle.


By Train

The nearest station to the Kew office is Kew Gardens (Underground - District line and Railway - Silverlink Metro / North London line). Kew Gardens is in both zone 3 and 4, and the journey from central London to Kew takes about 40 minutes. It is a short walk from the station via Ruskin Avenue to The National Archives.

Other convenient railway stations for The National Archives at Kew are Richmond (Travel one stop from there to Kew Gardens) and Kew Bridge (a 15-20 minute walk to us).


By Bus

The R68 bus route (from Hampton Court via Richmond) terminates by the entrance to The National Archives. Other routes stopping nearby include:

110 (Hounslow to Hammersmith via Richmond), alight on Mortlake Road near Kew Green (10-minute walk) 65 (Ealing to Kingston via Richmond), alight on Kew Road near Victoria Gate (15-minute walk) 237 (Shepherd’s Bush to Hounslow Heath via Chiswick), alight at Kew Bridge (20-minute walk) 267 (Hammersmith to Fulwell via Brentford), alight at Kew Bridge (20-minute walk) Transport for London can help you plan your journey here by bus.

Sensory storytelling for babies/toddlers under-3: Summer holidays

Type:Children's Activity Event

The National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 4DU

Tel: 44 (0) 20 8876 3444

Opening Times

Season (22 July 2022)
Friday10:30 - 13:00

What's Nearby

  1. Kew Palace is the smallest and most intimate of the royal palaces.

    0.47 miles away
  2. Explore the world's most beautiful collection of rare and exotic plants. Royal Botanic…

    0.51 miles away
  3. With hands-on experiences, you are certain to discover and learn about London’s water…

    0.73 miles away
  4. Chiswick House is one of the most glorious examples of 18th-century British architecture.…

    0.94 miles away
  1. Artyard Handmade is an independent studio offering art and craft workshops for adults and…

    1.24 miles away
  2. 1.31 miles away
  3. Syon House was started by Lord Protector Somerset in 1547 and is built on the site of a…

    1.49 miles away
  4. Regular, themed and seasonal exhibitions showing a variety of art, both traditional and…

    1.49 miles away
  5. The Old Deer Park today is an important site for sport and events.

    1.5 miles away
  6. Longfield Art & Pottery Studio

    Longfield Art & Pottery Studios is a centre of creativity for children and adults. It…

    1.56 miles away
  7. Borough includes Richmond Town, Twickenham, Teddington, Kew, Sheen, Whitton, Barnes &…

    1.58 miles away
  8. 1.74 miles away
  9. Richmond Green

    Richmond Green has been an important open space since the Middle Ages, when it hosted…

    1.8 miles away
  10. Monthly exhibition of original paintings, local photography and cards by Jan Steele.…

    1.82 miles away
  11. 1.84 miles away
  12. 1.86 miles away
Previous Next