If you have not been to the National Archives before,
please consult Plan Your Visit or the FAQ
In order to consult records, it is necessary to hold a valid Reader’s Ticket
Visitors are requested to bring with them:
1) Photographic identification
2) Proof of address
The National Archives building in Bishop Street is fully accessible to readers and members of the public with reduced mobility. The lift in the entrance hall can be used to give access to the main ground floor level (reception, locker room, refreshment facilities and toilets). The main building lift gives access to the Reading Room and associated facilities, including the Duty Archivist’s office/readers’ tickets, Microfilm Room/instant copies, Genealogy Service and toilets.
Evacuation in an emergency
‘Evac+Chairs’ are available for use in the event of an emergency evacuation of the Reading Room and associated facilities. Readers with reduced mobility should make contact with the Duty Archivist on each visit to ensure that the National Archives is aware of their requirements.