National Archives has become an invaluable resource to know British history. It holds in excess of 11 million governmental and historical records
National Archives house over one thousand years of British governmental records. It holds in excess of 11 million governmental and historical records. The archives chronologically range from The Doomsday Book up to the most sophisticated modern digital records.
The Archives was founded in 2003. It is a government department and an executive agency of the Ministry of Justice. They incorporate the Office of Public Sector Information and Her Majesty’s Stationery Office. And also perform the Historical Manuscripts Commission’s functions in relation to private records. It has become an invaluable resource to know British history
Some records (5% of total records) have been digitised. These are available online. Search your records online and get it. National Archives continues to put more and more records online. Digitised records are always free to search. As per Government policy, National Archives charges £3.50 to view the full transcription or download digital copies.
National Archives: Admission ticket price, opening hours
Admission Tickets: Free admission i.e. no entrance fee.
Opening Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 09:00 – 19:00, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 09:00 – 17:00. Monday and Sunday Closed. The Research and Enquiries Desks will close at 17:00 for all days
Address and nearest tube to National Archives
Address: National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey,TW9 4DU
Telephone: 020 8876 3444
Nearest Tube/Train Bus: Train- Kew Gardens (District line), Kew Bridge (South West Trains) Bus- bus numbers: R68, 65, 237, 267, 391. Please visit the Journey Planner of Transport for London to see how to get there
Car parking: Visitor car park is available with charges. Parking Charge- Up to two hours £2.50, Up to four hours £4.50, Over four hours £7.00. Sat Nav postcode is TW9 4AD via Bessant Drive. Free car parking spaces for disabled visitors.