Cultural Organisation

The National Archives

London, United Kingdom


  • Kew
  • Richmond
  • London
  • England
  • TW9 4DU
  • United Kingdom

Opening times

Open: Tuesday, Thursday 09.00-19.00
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 09.00 - 17.00
Closed: Sunday, Monday

Travel Information

Tube / Metro: Kew Gardens, District Line
Bus: R68, 65, 237, 267, 391,
Train: Kew Gardens, London Overground Trains; Kew Bridge, South West Trains


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The National Archives collect and secure the future of the government record, from Shakespeare’s will to tweets from Downing Street to preserve it for generations to come, making it as accessible and available as possible. 

We are the official archive and publisher for the UK government and guardians of over 1,000 years of iconic national documents. We are a non-ministerial government department.

We are expert advisers in information and records management and are a cultural, academic and heritage institution. We fulfil a leadership role for the archive sector and work to secure the future of physical and digital records.

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