The Time Travel Club

Travel through time with our family activities

Our Time Travel Club family events are a great way for you and your children to learn and have fun.

From the Tudors to Second World War spies, find out about the fascinating and unique stories that make up the history of our nation. Interact with astonishing original records from our collection and enjoy creative craft activities as a family.


Family events at The National Archives

Time Travel Club: Seasons (5-7 years)
26 October | 10:30

As the golden leaves of autumn turn crisp, join us for a sensory adventure to explore all of the seasons in the archive. Using props, toys and music, this storytelling adventure is inspired by documents in the collection. The story will be followed by craft activities, and is suitable for children age 5-7.

Time Travel Craft Club (All ages welcome)
26 October | 12:00, 13:00 or 14:00

Get creative for Halloween this half term with our free craft sessions. Tickets are available to book for 1 hour slots for families/bubbles of up to 8 people including adults and children.


Activities to watch and try at home

We have a wide variety of family activities ranging from online Tots storytelling videos, Craft Club videos and activities which tie into national initiatives such as the Big Draw and Arts Award.

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Time Travel TV

We also have a huge selection of Time Travel TV videos. While watching these videos you can explore archive documents from home with the guidance of members of the Education team. Learn about famous historical events and people, as well as more unusual documents we keep in the collection. Each session will have exciting follow-up activities for viewers to complete, including a detective-based enquiry exploring other documents in our collection, and a creative-themed craft.

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Time Travel Club blog

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Don't forget your passport

Add a sticker to your Time Travel Club passport with each event you visit. When it's full, receive a special gift.