The National Archives

The National Archives is the official archive for the UK government, England and Wales. We are the guardians of some of the nation’s most iconic documents dating back more than 1,000 years, from the Domesday Book and Shakespeare’s will, through to secrets of the security services and tweets from Downing Street.

Situated in a riverside location in leafy Kew, we are a year-round venue with large, landscaped grounds offering both daytime and evening hire. Our high quality event and conference facilities can accommodate guests for anything from a small meeting, to a celebratory dinner or reception through to a full 250-delegate conference. Our unique offer includes optional ‘heritage experiences’ as part of our day delegate rate packages; from behind the scenes tours and original document displays, to themed expert talks and events.

We are easily accessible by both tube and rail and are well located for access to the North and South Circular roads and M4 and M25 motorways. There is a car park for visitors.

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