The National Archives is the UK government's official archive documenting 1000 years of its functioning. It holds all non-classified government documents enumerated on its online catalogue which can be read and photographed here with a (free) reader's card. There is also a small museum, which does not require a card to access.
The National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 4DU
Nearest Transit: Kew Gardens (Lines: District)
+44 20 8876 34
The National Archives and Nearby Attractions on Map
Kew Gardens (London)(1.1 km)
This historic and beautiful garden features elements that illustrate significant periods of the art of gardens from the 18th to the 20th centuries, as well as a plant collection second to none in the world.
Kew Green(0.7 km)
Kew Green is a large lawn, with St.
Kew Bridge(0.8 km)
The Kew Bridge over Thames is a stone bridge linking Brentford/Chiswick with Kew.
The Musical Museum(1.2 km)
The Musical Museum houses a vast collection of automatic musical instruments, from barrel organs to player pianos and more.
Chiswick House and Gardens(1.4 km)
The Chiswick House is a famous example of the 18th century Palladian style of British architecture, with an octagonal dome and colonnaded portico.
Brentford Dock(1.7 km)
The Brentford Dock has a picturesque marina, with a variety of narrowboats, Dutch barges and pleasure craft and waterside views.
Kew Bridge Steam Museum(1.2 km)
This museum of London's water supply is well worth a visit for anyone with an interest in the industrial revolution.
Gunnersbury Park Museum(2.3 km)
The Gunnersbury Park Museum is a local history museum for Ealing and Hounslow, housed in the former home of the Rothschild family.
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