National Archives access in the COVID19 pandemic

by Don Clark

National Archives access in the COVID19 pandemic

The Corona Virus/COVID19 pandemic continues around the world.
In the Australian national assessment announced today, public restrictions here are likely to continue for at least 6 months.

With that in mind, I thought a quick check around Archives and the like for current access notices might be of assistance


National Archives
Closed to visitors until further notice from 19:00 today (Tuesday 17 March).
Details, refunds see…avirus-update/

All physical sites closed with effect from the end of today (Tuesday 17 March) until further notice. Includes Duxford.
Details, refunds see

RAF Museum
London, Cosford: closed until at least 20 May
Details, refunds, rebooks

British Library
Physical sites in London and Boston Spa closed for the time being. Public events suspended


National Archives
Public events cancelled, offices open for visit, research except South Australia

Australian War Memorial
No Public ANZAC Day Dawn Service or Marches. National broadcast of private AWM service
Research Centre remains open at present but see AWM home page

Australian National Library
Remains open to readers and visitors, with on site public programs suspended until further notice



Library and Archives Canada
Closed until further notice

Canadian War Museum
National museums closed across Canada to visitors and all other groups, effective Saturday, March 14 and until further notice.
Popup Banner on


New Zealand

Auckland War Memorial and Museum
Remains open, with restricted public tours/events,
Home page header
Details inc refunds…lerts/covid-19

NZ Archives
Remain open at present: Do not visit if unwell.
Home page header:

NZ National Library
Some events suspended, otherwise open. Do not visit if unwell.


May require updates in coming weeks. Welcome to add others.

May you all fare well.
Don Clark

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