The National Archives
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Located in Kew - one of Greater London's most idyllic locations - The National Archives manages one of the largest archival collections in the world. From the Domesday Book to very the latest publications of government papers, the centre is a treasure trove of over 1000 years of history. In addition to regular opening hours, on Saturdays they provide behind-the-scenes tours of the building, offering visitors a chance to see how the venue functions, whilst also pointing out highlights of the collection. As the holder of all public records for the UK, England and Wales, visitors can access all records for free. The tour provides an introduction on how to use the system and centre to carry out individual research, particular family and military history research. The centre also holds a regular programme of events, picking up on themes from their various collections. Tours need to be booked in advance. A fascinating and thought-provoking way to spend a couple of hours. After you've visited, why not head to Kew Gardens and then for refreshments at one of the pleasant gastro-pubs or tea-rooms overlooking Kew green. If you visit in summertime, sit outside and watch the village cricket team compete.
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