For students

Find out how to start your research at The National Archives and gain study skills.

Please note: The competition is now closed for new entries.

From April onwards, The National Archives are inviting children and families across the country to join us for Time Travel TV! Each week, on a Tuesday and Thursday, we will be broadcasting fun-filled sessions and bringing the archives to your armchair! Time travellers will find out all about The National Archives and the wonderful treasures that we hold; from the extraordinary to the down-right bizarre! 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.

Each summer, The National Archives' on site education team at Kew, London, offer young people in schools and colleges the chance to take part in a unique project that explores some of the hidden stories in our documents.

Our Study Days pair our education workshops with other activities such as crafts, talks by leading Historians or experiences with reenactors.

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