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The National Archives: for groups

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.


We can accommodate many different types of groups, including schools and higher education groups. Pre-booking a group visit is not required, but we have limited parking for coaches - any group wishing to travel to The National Archives by coach must pre-book our coach bay.


We have one coach bay that can be booked each day that we are open to visitors (Tuesday to Saturday). To check availability and book a bay, select the month of your visit and then the date. If available, you will be able to proceed with your booking. Further information (including directions and what to do when you arrive) will be provided in the confirmation email that you receive after completing your booking.


School groups should also make a separate booking for our education service - we advise that you check availability before booking your coach space.