The 1920s: Beyond the Roar

21 January – 11 June 2022 at The National Archives, Kew. 

Immerse yourself in the world of the 1920s at the latest on site exhibition at The National Archives, ‘The 1920s: Beyond the Roar’, part of our 20sPeople programme.

Using the 1921 Census of England and Wales as its keystone, the exhibition recreates the world of a century ago through, connecting the people of the 1920s to all of us living today.

Two people stand opposite each other wearing gas masks. The photograph is from the 1920s.

Visitors to the interactive exhibition will find themselves passing through an everyday 1920s street scene, before moving into a recreation of the famed 43 Club in London’s Soho. Original documents from The National Archives’ collection will provide context and help tell people’s stories, bringing the 1920s to life.

You do not need to book – please check our opening times.

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