The National Archives, Kew, UK

Identity area

Identifier

GB66

Authorized form of name

The National Archives, Kew, UK

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

Type

  • National

Contact area

Type

Address

Street address

Kew

Locality

Richmond

Region

Country name

United Kingdom

Postal code

TW9 4DU

Telephone

+44 20 8876 3444

Fax

+44 20 8878 8905

Email

Note

Description area

History

Who we are
The National Archives is the official archive and publisher for the UK government, and for England and Wales. We are the guardians of some of our most iconic national documents, dating back over 1,000 years.
Our 21st-century role is to collect and secure the future of the government record, both digital and physical, to preserve it for generations to come, and to make it as accessible and available as possible.
In 2011, responsibility for archives across England was transferred to The National Archives from the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA). We perform the Historical Manuscripts Commission's functions in relation to private records. And our expertise in the effective management, use and re-use of information makes us a valuable resource for 250 government and public sector bodies.
The National Archives is an executive agency of the Ministry of Justice and a government department in its own right.

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies

Buildings

Holdings

What we hold
The National Archives' collection of over 11 million historical government and public records is one of the largest in the world. From Domesday Book to modern government papers and digital files, our collection includes paper and parchment, electronic records and websites, photographs, posters, maps, drawings and paintings.
As a general rule, government records that have been selected for permanent preservation are sent to The National Archives when they are 30 years old, but many are transferred to us earlier under the Freedom of Information Act.

Finding aids, guides and publications

Access area

Opening times

Access conditions and requirements

Accessibility

Services area

Research services

Reproduction services

Public areas

Control area

Description identifier

GB66 / CENDARI Italia

Institution identifier

FUB

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Draft

Level of detail

Minimal

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Language(s)

  • English

Script(s)

  • Latin

Maintenance notes

Anna, Bohn

Access points

Access Points

Primary contact

Kew
Richmond
GB TW9 4DU