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The National Archives, Richmond-upon-Thames
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Kew Gardens is famous for the eponymous botanic garden which is wonderful. I vist almost every day. Less know are the National Archives by the River Thames and a short walk from Kew Gardens Station. T... read more »
Lovely site bit hidden away but a real national treasure Fascinating documents held here. Great to see classes of school children learning about our historical treasures
Even if you do not seek dedicated information, this place is a fount of knowledge and insight. Highly recommended if you are bored by the botanical gardens and a vast expanse of lawn.
Incredible resource for researchers, the one and only thing that could be improved is the duplication service - which is not very well organized and is quite expensive, I think its a bit daft paying £8 for a "page-check" for a digital copy of a document, which has probably been "page-checked" innumerable times before, the cost per page is then about triple that of other European government archives (like the Bundesarchiv or the Swiss National Archives). If you are willing to travel and take your own camera its excellent, staff are very professional, and the degree of access permitted compared to some government archives in other countries, is first class. Kew is really designed to be visited to get the most from it.
Diane Le Fevre
A fantastic national and international facility for academic historians, with an excellent education service for history students of all ages. My only grievance is its location at Kew. Those of us living in "the provinces" not only have to get into London by train but then out again to Kew. The National Archive should have been located in the centre of the country or somewhere easier to access.
Excellent service for the entire country to enjoy mostly for free!
A great place to work, the fastest and easiest file delivery i know and very friendly staff. A paradise for historians!
ON SITE MOST HELPFULL, LIMITED ON WW1 RECORDS, BUT INTERNET ACCESS OF THIS COUNTRIES HERETAGE AND HISTORY HAVE BEEN SOLD TO A COMMERCIAL COMPANY NOW MAKING MONEY FROM SOMETHING THAT SHOULD BE FREELY AVAILABLE TO FAMILIES OF PEOPLE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THE COUNTRY. NOW HELD AT RANSOME , WE GAVE MEMBERS OF OUR FAMILY AND NOW HAVE TO PAY FOR THE FACTS OF THEIR SACRIFICE. DISGUSTING !
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