Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Closures at National Archives of the UK (aka the PRO)

The National Archives of the United Kingdom in Kew, England (formerly known as the Public Records Office, or PRO), announces service disruptions due to construction. From the website:

Closure dates

During the building work there will be noise and disruption to our services. The National Archives, Kew will be closed to the public:

  • from Saturday 1 to Sunday 16 December 2007 inclusive
  • from Monday 21 to Sunday 27 January 2008 inclusive

Our online services will not be affected. We will publish more information as soon as it is available on our website, as well as at The National Archives, Kew and at the Family Records Centre. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience that these essential building works may cause you.

Reading Room Disruptions

Work has now begun on the reading rooms at Kew. To minimise the impact of the building work on your visit, the majority of work will be carried out between 12:00 and 22:00. Apart from our planned closure dates we will remain open to the public during this time. However the building work will affect your visit to our reading rooms until the end of March 2008. We will publish weekly updates on the progress of the work and the exact nature of the disruption on this page, so you should check our website for latest information before you visit.

The Family Records Centre will close on March 15, 2008, to be consolidated with the National Archives in Kew.

Visit this page for updates, or the main page of the National Archives. You may want to postpone a trip, if you can, until after March 2008.