Willkommen German Flag
Welkom Holland Flag
Bienvenue France Flag
Benvenuti Italian Flag
Bienvenidos Spanish Flag
Japanese Flag
The National Archives

Book Tickets Online

About

The National Archives of England, Wales and the United Kingdom has one of the largest archival collections in the world, spanning 1000 years of British history, from Domesday Book of 1086 to government papers recently released to the public.

You can see this collection at The National Archives in Kew, West London, or view certain documents online. Records are open on transfer unless they contain information covered by an exemption. If you want to see a record that has not been released, you can submit a Freedom of Information request. We will review the record, in consultation with the government department, which transferred it to us. If it is no longer subject to a Freedom of Information exemption, the information will be released to you. Under the Freedom of Information Act, anyone in the world can request information held at The National Archives.

The National Archives also acts as a clearing-house for information about the location of non-public records and manuscripts relating to British history kept elsewhere in the UK and overseas.

​​​​​

 

 

Guide Prices

Please check the website for prices.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Groups

  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups
  • Guided tours for groups

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Guided tours for individuals
  • Public toilets

Map & Directions

The National Archives

Type:Heritage Centre

National Archives, Ruskin Avenue, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 4DU

Tel: 020 8876 3444

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)
DayTimes
MondayClosed
Tuesday09:00 - 19:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 19:00
Friday - Saturday09:00 - 17:00
SundayClosed

* Please check website for opening times before visiting.

What's Nearby

  1. A year round programme of exhibitions including paintings, prints and photographs.
    A…

    0 miles away
  2. Ham Pond is the Common's focal point, and it dates back to when horses were watered on…

    0 miles away
  3. A selected 3.2km (2 miles) walking route, in the heart of historic Richmond Park which…

    0 miles away
  4. West London's newest showcase for some of Britain's finest designer/maker artists

    0.1 miles away
  1. Alexander Pope's Grotto is the last remaining part of his villa, which he built in 1720…

    0.49 miles away
  2. Strawberry Hill is Britain's finest example of Georgian Gothic Revival architecture and…

    0.53 miles away
  3. First Swim
    0.59 miles away
  4. Church Street took its name from St Mary’s Church over 500 years ago and was the main…

    0.71 miles away
  5. The Aims of The Twickenham Museum:
    To create a local studies centre which will be…

    0.71 miles away
  6. CTZN Brew
    0.71 miles away
  7. We are a play cafe catering for 0-5 year olds and with the aim of providing a quality…

    0.78 miles away
  8. A 17th century mansion with gardens sweeping down to the River Thames.

    0.79 miles away
  9. 0.8 miles away
  10. Celebrating all that has made this little Thames island so famous - from it's working…

    0.81 miles away
  11. Explore Twickenham Stadium with a rugby expert on a behind-the-scenes tour, then journey…

    0.82 miles away
  12. Located at the rear of Orleans House Gallery

    0.97 miles away
Previous Next