The National Archives

The National Archives
Ruskin Avenue, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 4DU
  • Telephone 020 8876 3444
  • Opening times Tue & Thu 9am–7pm; Wed, Fri & Sat 9am–5pm; closed Mon & Sun.
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The National Archives

The National Archives is the UK government's official archive, guaranteeing public access to over 1000 years of history with records ranging from parchment and paper scrolls through to digital files and archived websites. We are also at the heart of government information policy, to ensure the survival of today´s information for the future.

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There are 3 events at this location

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Behind The Scenes: Kew In The Archives

We are opening the doors of The National Archives' repositories, offering you the chance to go behind the scenes. Discover what goes on inside The National Archives, South West London's hidden Brutalist masterpiece. To mark 40 years on our site at Kew, in addition to site tours there will be specialist talks, displays and…

Fri 14 Jul

£12 / 020 8876 3444

  • 10:00 – 12:00

Keeper's Gallery Tour

Come along to one of our free volunteer-guided tours. The Keeper's Gallery showcases some of the fascinating stories and highlights from our collections. You will find records related to British history, family history and significant global events. Current displays include Jane Austen, the Caravan Club and the Sexual…

Thu 13 Jul

Free / 020 8876 3444

  • 14:00 – 14:30

A Step Forward?: 50 Years Since The Sexual Offences Act

To mark the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act - a significant step in the decriminalisation of male homosexuality in Britain - this event will take a closer look at the documents within The National Archives' collection that shed light on this pivotal moment in British history.

Sat 22 Jul

£5 / 020 8876 3444

  • 13:30 – 17:00

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