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Historical Event, Fri 1 Nov 2019


Our Cold War season draws to a close with a very special late event this November.

Come together in celebration as we whisk you back to the night of the fall of the Berlin Wall in ‘89, with an evening of music, dancing, retro videogames, highlight tours of our exhibition Protect and Survive, expert talks on the culture of this momentous Cold War era, and much more.

Club de Fromage will be serving up a slice of 80s nostalgia at our disco. There’ll also be a chance to contribute to our Cold War graffiti wall as part of The Big Draw. Full programme to be announced shortly.

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Dates Times
Fri 1 Nov 2019 19:00 to 23:00





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Map reference: TQ 152728  Lat: 51.44326 Long: -0.34244

Car : The National Archives is half a mile south of Kew Bridge, on the South Circular Road, A 205. Junction 2 of the M4 motorway is about one and a half miles away. There are 116 spaces in our car park which are free (on a first-come, first-served basis) to researchers using The National Archives. The car park is open from 08:30 to 19:00.
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).
Bus: The R68 bus route ends by the entrance to The National Archives, and the 65 and 391 bus routes run along Kew Road.
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Parking: free


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