Welcome to the Time Travel Club’s special Christmas page.  Here you will find lots of festive fun to join in with.  From Tots storytelling to Christmas Craft Club, as well as weekly themed document activities, there is sure to be something for you to enjoy. You can participate with your friends, family or by yourself!

Check back each week to discover new things to do!

Please share your Christmas creations with us on Twitter @UKNatArcEdu or via email at

One of the most popular things to do at Christmas is to send festive cards to friends and family.

Join Emily and Nigel, who will show you how to create your own pop-up Christmas card using documents from the collection as inspiration!  You’ll enjoy crafting special cards for your friends and family as well as seeing a showcase of more festive greetings from the archives.

Festive Fare beyond Compare! There are many delicious foods that we associate with Christmas day dinner! It’s lovely to sit around the table with your family and good friends, to tuck into Christmas favourites like roast turkey, crispy roast potatoes and crunchy green sprouts.

Join Emily and Dani the storyteller, who will recount a rather amusing Christmas incident involving a famous author and his Christmas dinner!  You’ll find out more about the documents which reveal the story too.

One of the wonderful things about Christmas time is decorating our homes and our Christmas trees with twinkly lights, bright colours and festive cheer! However, the idea of hanging up decorations in the middle of Winter is a much older tradition than Christmas.

Welcome to a special episode of Time Travel TV for Christmas! In today’s episode, you’ll learn about how Victorians celebrated at this time of year, whether they were rich or poor!