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The National Archives, Richmond-upon-Thames

(4.1/5 based on 95 reviews on the web)
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  • The NA at Kew is phenomenal. Easy to access, easy parking, full of helpful and friendly staff who can make it easy to navigate the sometimes obscure business of identifying and ordering documents for ...  more »
  • We were staying in Twickenham so it was only a short distance to visit the Archives office. Even though we weren't doing any research it was good to visit the museum and shop on the ground floor. I th...  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • Great place for historic documents and items of national history. Staff helpful and great cafeteria! Make sure if you attend for the first time you take ID to get your readers ticket. Also allow time to do the online training and tests on how to handle documents and behave whilst in this hallowed place.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Surprisingly accessible with helpful staff
  • A great place to work, the fastest and easiest file delivery i know and very friendly staff. A paradise for historians!