The (UK) National Archives announced that on July 21st the reading rooms in Kew will reopen.
The Archives will be providing limited access to parts of the building and services will operate differently for the time being.
- All visits will need to be pre-booked and you will need to order all documents in advance
- There will be a new document delivery process to protect you, staff and to ensure the correct handling and quarantine of documents
- A one-way system will be in place around the building with signage to help with social distancing. There will also be rigorous cleaning throughout the day.
For the time being, free downloads of our digital collection on the website will continue, along with a huge number of research guides, resources and activities for the whole family to enjoy.
For more information please read: https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/about/news/coronavirus-update