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 Tinies (0-2s): Festive storytelling event

Friday 3 December at 10:30 ( for 0-10 months) or 11:15 (for 10-24 months)

Join our marvellous storyteller, Dani, for a sensory adventure into Christmas and winter in our new sessions for babies and their carers. Dani will excite all five senses in a magical festive journey.

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Time Travel Club: Arctic Adventure storytelling (5-7s years)

Saturday 4 December at 10:30

Join us for a wintery Arctic storytelling adventure inspired by special documents from our collection. Using props, toys, and music, we’ll travel to a faraway snowy place on a festive mission. The story will be followed by craft activities and is suitable for children aged 5-7.

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Time Travel Club: Festive Feasting (8-11 years)

Saturday 11 December at 10:30

From pig heads to pineapples, journey back in time to explore the wild and wonderful treats people have enjoyed at Christmas time throughout history, and design your own Christmas plate to feast on at home!

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Activities to watch and try at home

We have a wide variety of family activities including 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

Discover our huge selection of Time Travel TV videos. Our TV series encourages viewers to explore archive documents from home with the guidance of members of the Education team. Throughout the series, you will learn about famous historical events and people, as well as the unusual documents we keep in our collection. Each episode is completed with exciting follow-up activities, including a detective-based enquiry exploring other documents in our collection, and themed crafts.

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Time Travel Club blog

Find out more about what time-travel is like: read our series of blog posts.

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.