Where to find us
The National Archives is off Ruskin Avenue, Kew, Richmond, Surrey. You can look at www.streetmap.co.uk
Travelling by public transport
The nearest station to the Kew office is Kew Gardens (Underground - District line and Railway - Silverlink Metro / North London line). Kew Gardens is in both zone 3 and 4, and the journey from central London to Kew takes about 40 minutes. It is a short walk from the station via Ruskin Avenue to The National Archives.
Other convenient railway stations for The National Archives at Kew are Richmond (Travel one stop from there to Kew Gardens) and Kew Bridge (a 15-20 minute walk to us).
The R68 bus route ends by the entrance to The National Archives, and the 65 and 391 bus routes run along Kew Road.
Travelling by car
The National Archives is half a mile south of Kew Bridge, on the South Circular Road, A 205. Junction 2 of the M4 motorway is about one and a half miles away. There are 116 spaces in our car park which are free (on a first-come, first-served basis) to researchers using The National Archives. The car park is open from 08:30 to 19:00.
Visitors with disabilities
If you have a disability please look at our page on disabled access.
The Family Records Centre
The Family Records Centre is located at 1 Myddelton Street, London EC1R 1UW. If you would like details on how to get there please visit their website.
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