The National Archives

Q2 Players are pleased to perform at The National Archives in Kew.

The National Archives looks after and makes available to the public its collection of historical records dating back more than 1,000 years, including records as diverse as Domesday Book and MI5 files. They are a world-leading cultural heritage organisation which promotes public accessibility to iconic documents such as Guy Fawkes’ confession, Shakespeare’s will and Edward VIII’s letter of abdication, while ensuring preservation for generations to come. They host talks and conferences, and have an expanding events and exhibitions programme.   

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The view from the Events Space looking out over The National Archives

For pedestrian access, please enter via Ruskin Avenue, otherwise follow directions to The National Archives car park on Bessant Drive. For further details about car parking, visit:

From the car park there is a short walk across the ponds to the main reception of the building. Disabled parking is available to book in advance. Please note that from 25th October 2021 The National Archives will be in ULEZ – Ultra Low Emission Zone. Please check that your vehicle meets the required emissions standards before visiting, or you may be charged.