The National Archives

Kew, Richmond, Surrey , TW9 4DU

The National Archives, exterior picture

Address:Kew, Richmond, Surrey , TW9 4DU
Map:See The National Archives on a map
Telephone:+44 (0) 20 8876 3444
Opening Hours:

Mon: closed
Tues: 9am - 7pm
Weds: 9am - 5pm
Thurs: 9am - 7pm
Fri: 9am - 5pm
Sat: 9am - 5pm
Sun: closed
Link:http://www.nationalarchives.go

About: If you’re trying to find a long lost relative, are investigating the British government’s reforms to combat the post-WWI economic depression, or are researching cases of 16th century infanticide, you may well find what you’re looking for at The National Archives in Kew.

This government-run agency holds over a thousand years’ worth of documents dating back to the time of the Domesday Book to the present, including court documents, correspondence between ministers and government departments, census and Home Office records, and birth, marriage and death certificates. There is a wealth of information available on their website, but if you can’t find what you need on their online catalogue you can visit their vast archive location free of charge provided you take two forms of ID.

What's On

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Apr
4
Thu
Protect and Survive: Britain's Cold War Revealed
The National Archives, Bessant Drive, Kew
Time: Tuesday: 09:00 – 19:00 Wednesday: 09:00 – 17:00 Thursday: 09:00 – 19:00 Friday: 09:00 – 17:00 Saturday: 09:00 – 17:00
Admission: Free
Oct
17
Thu
Fear, fashion and design in the Cold War
The National Archives, Bessant Drive, Kew
Time: 19:30 – 21:00
Admission: £12. Tickets via Eventbrite
Oct
18
Fri
Behind the scenes tours at The National Archives
The National Archives, Bessant Drive, Kew
Time: 11:00 - 12:30
Admission: £10. Tickets via Eventbrite
Oct
26
Sat
Voices of the Windrush Generation
The National Archives, Bessant Drive, Kew
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Admission: Free. Book via Eventbrite.
Oct
29
Tue
Time Travel Club: Jewels and gems
The National Archives, Bessant Drive, Kew
Time: 10:30 - 11:30
Admission: £5. Tickets via Eventbrite.
Oct
29
Tue
Time Travel Craft Club: Jewels and gems
The National Archives, Bessant Drive, Kew
Time: 12:00 - 15:00
Admission: Free, drop-in.
Oct
31
Thu
Time Travel Club: doodles and daydreams
The National Archives, Bessant Drive, Kew
Time: 10:30 – 12:00
Admission: £7.50. Tickets via Eventbrite.
Oct
31
Thu
Time Travel Craft Club: Halloween
The National Archives, Bessant Drive, Kew
Time: 12:00 – 15:00
Admission: Free. Drop-in, no booking required.
Nov
1
Fri
Fall of the Wall Late: Pop Culture and the Cold War
The National Archives, Bessant Drive, Kew
Time: 19:00 – 23:00
Admission: £20. Book via Eventbrite.
Nov
5
Tue
The most difficult thing: in conversation with Charlotte Philby
The National Archives, Bessant Drive, Kew
Time: 19:30 – 21:00
Admission: £10. Book via Eventbrite.
Nov
6
Wed
Wine tasting: Latin America's wine legacy
The National Archives, Bessant Drive, Kew
Time: 19:00 – 21:30
Admission: £45. Tickets via Eventbrite
Nov
6
Wed
Time Travel Tots
The National Archives, Bessant Drive, Kew
Time: 10:00 – 12:00
Admission: Free. Drop in, no need to book
Nov
7
Thu
Witness History 'I was there the night the wall came down'
The National Archives, Bessant Drive, Kew
Time: 19:30 – 21:00
Admission: £15. Tickets via Eventbrite
Nov
8
Fri
Nancy Astor: first steps towards a better balanced world
The National Archives, Bessant Drive, Kew
Time: 14:00 – 15:00
Admission: £5. Tickets via Eventbrite
Nov
13
Wed
Wine tasting: South Africa: From Huguenots to Hemel-en Aarde
The National Archives, Bessant Drive, Kew
Time: 19:00 – 21:30
Admission: £45. Tickets via Eventbrite.
Nov
14
Thu
Gunpowder, treason and plot: the rise of the Stuarts
The National Archives, Bessant Drive, Kew
Time: 19:30 – 21:00
Admission: £10. Tickets via Eventbrite
Nov
20
Wed
Wine tasting: Madeira, sherry and port - a very British preoccupation
The National Archives, Bessant Drive, Kew
Time: 19:00 – 21:30
Admission: £45. Tickets via Eventbrite
Nov
20
Wed
Wine tasting: Madeira, sherry and port - a very British preoccupation
The National Archives, Bessant Drive, Kew
Time: 19:00 – 21:30
Admission: £45. Tickets via Eventbrite
Nov
21
Thu
The Women In Richard Iii's Life
The National Archives, Bessant Drive, Kew
Time: 19:30 – 21:00
Admission: £10. Tickets via Eventbrite.
Nov
26
Tue
A Tudor Christmas: An evening with Alison Weir and Siobhan Clarke
The National Archives, Bessant Drive, Kew
Time: 19:30 – 21:00
Admission: £15. Tickets via Eventbrite.
Nov
27
Wed
Wreath making with Shilpa Reddy Flower Design
The National Archives, Bessant Drive, Kew
Time: 14:00 – 16:00
Admission: £65. Tickets via Eventbrite
Nov
29
Fri
Behind the scenes tours at The National Archives
The National Archives, Bessant Drive, Kew
Time: 11:00 - 12:30
Admission: £10. Tickets via Eventbrite
Nov
29
Fri
Christmas at the Tudor Court
The National Archives, Bessant Drive, Kew
Time: 14:00 – 15:30
Admission: £7.50. Tickets via Eventbrite.
Nov
29
Fri
Modern Calligraphy with Quill London
The National Archives, Bessant Drive, Kew
Time: 14:00 – 16:00
Admission: £68. Tickets via Eventbrite
Dec
1
Sun
Time Travel Craft Club: Christmas
The National Archives, Bessant Drive, Kew
Time: 12:00 – 15:00
Admission: Free. Drop in, no booking required.
Dec
4
Wed
Time Travel Tots
The National Archives, Bessant Drive, Kew
Time: 10:00 – 12:00
Admission: Free. Drop in, no need to book
Dec
5
Thu
Christmas in the archives
The National Archives, Bessant Drive, Kew
Time: 19:30 – 20:00
Admission: Free. Tickets via Eventbrite.
Dec
7
Sat
Time Travel Club: Christmas is cancelled...or is it
The National Archives, Bessant Drive, Kew
Time: 10:30 – 11:30
Admission: £5. Tickets via Eventbrite
Dec
12
Thu
The 12 days of Christmas
The National Archives, Bessant Drive, Kew
Time: 19:30 – 21:00
Admission: Free. Tickets via Eventbrite.
Dec
14
Sat
Time Travel Club: Feasting through the ages
The National Archives, Bessant Drive, Kew
Time: 10:30 – 12:00
Admission: £7.50. Tickets via Eventbrite.
Dec
20
Fri
Behind the scenes tours at The National Archives
The National Archives, Bessant Drive, Kew
Time: 11:00 - 12:30
Admission: £10. Tickets via Eventbrite


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