Thursday 3 March 2016

National Archives in England closed today due to power failure

The National Archives in Kew, England, is closed today due to a power failure. The following is the announcement from its website at

Due to a power failure, The National Archives is unable to open today, Thursday 3 March 2016.

Engineers from UK Power Network are onsite working to restore power as quickly as possible.

Please do not come to The National Archives today.

Please check the website for further updates.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Keep checking on the situation if you are intending to visit this afternoon or tomorrow.

UPDATE: The archive has announced it will be open again tomorrow (Friday)


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