Great Fire of London: examine the evidence

How can we know what happened back in 1666?

This session introduces pupils to The National Archives and to some of the famous documents connected with the Great Fire of London. Pupils are introduced to primary source material as they investigate what happened in 1666 and develop their skills of historical enquiry.

This workshop supports schools focusing on significant events beyond living memory. It also has a focus on spoken English.

Connections to the curriculum: History, English (spoken language).

Available as: Workshop or online workshop. Find out more about the types of session we offer.

Session options

This session is delivered as a:


at The National Archives

1.5 hours

Online workshop

in your classroom

45 minutes

Available: All year

Cost: Free to UK schools

Suitability: Key stage 1

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All activities must be booked in advance.

Tel: +44 (0)20 3908 9162