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The National Archives

Kew | Kew, Richmond, Richmond TW9 4DU, England
+44 20 8876 3444
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Amazing resource accessible to all

It's free to enter, it's free to park and it's accessible without restriction, you just need to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Richard F
Swindon, United Kingdom
Exceptional service and quality

We visited as part of of an education visit reviewing World War 2 propaganda methods from posters... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Kew | Kew, Richmond, Richmond TW9 4DU, England
+44 20 8876 3444
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's free to enter, it's free to park and it's accessible without restriction, you just need to register. The resources here are able to help anybody who is looking to research some form of history. The staff are always very helpful and know their stuff...More

Thank Richard F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited as part of of an education visit reviewing World War 2 propaganda methods from posters to film to soundtracks. An amazing review with deep thinking questions and responses. Could not have been better. A challenging subject yet good to view and tackle. The...More

Thank ScotinEngland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been here for the first time and it was really interesting, even though, could not roam around, as it was a school trip, but it is worth a trip for all history lovers

Thank sunville0710
Reviewed 8 September 2017

A very interesting place and helpful staff. Would definitely recommend applying for a reader's card in advance online as it saves time on arrival. It is also possible to order documents in advance, but if you want to request documents on the day be prepared...More

Thank DianeHKent
Reviewed 12 August 2017

If this were a review of the archive itself, it would get five stars. But for a visitor attraction, all there is to see is the Keeper's Gallery, a small free museum opposite the cafe area, which is worth a look if you happen to...More

1  Thank Usamah_London
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Get a readers ticket and order items ahead. Then things are seamless. Otherwise you will spend your time waiting. If you are American, do not expect to work as easily as you do at home. No ten cent copies. Try about $30 a copy. Bring...More

1  Thank yearbook1
Reviewed 1 July 2017

I am a professional historian and have visited many archives around the world. This UK national archives are great. Very well organized and efficient with a polite and helpful staff. There's a cafe on the first floor and its an easy 10 minute walk from...More

1  Thank Susan B
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Although a little difficult to find the way in on a first visit, it was well worthwhile to do so. A modernistic buiding in heavily landscaped grounds houses millions of documents many of national historic importance. A great flavour of them can be seen in...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We needed to search back to find if there was a Right of Way across our field in Hampshire and where the field gate had been.

1  Thank aSkylark
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The National Archives at Kew, SW of London, is one of the great national archives with records going back to the Domesday Book. Its facilities are primarily for researchers, including family historians, but there are also education events. On the ground floor, there are displays...More

1  Thank tomwO6177GV
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14 January 2016|
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Response from Travelady2 | Reviewed this property |
Hello - we were there to work on the famiily tree. We did not have to pay an entry fee. If that is what you are there for, I believe there is no charge. If you wish copies of documents then they do charge, however you can... More