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Open House London at The National Archives

21 September 11:00 - 15:00
Organized by: The National Archives
The National Archives
Bessant Dr

Discover what goes on inside The National Archives, south-west London’s hidden brutalist masterpiece.


Special tours, including of our repositories, will explain how we use the space to preserve and conserve the nation’s historical documents for future generations, and give insight into the origins of the building, the distinctive 1970s design of which has not always found favour, but has stood the test of time.


Tours are 75-90 minutes and operate on a first come, first served basis.


Tour times: 11:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00