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The National Archives

Bessant Drive, KEW, TW9 4DU

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The National Archives houses one of the finest, most complete archives in Europe, comprising the records of the central government and law courts from the Norman Conquest to the present century. It is a mine of information and includes the Domesday Book and millions of First World War records.

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Tel: 020 8876 3444
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Free to access, but charges may apply to some events

Opening times

Open all year, Tue & Thu 9-7
Wed, Fri & Sat, 9-5. Closed BHs
Average visit 4.5hrs




Dogs not allowed in building, but permitted in grounds

Assist dogs allowed all areas.


Fully accessible. Hearing loops & large print text in museum

The National Archives


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