The Ministry of Time Travel: The 1671 Crown Jewels Heist

The Ministry of Time Travel: The 1671 Crown Jewels Heist

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The Ministry of Time Travel needs you!

About this event

Running until 4 September, with slots available every Tuesday to Saturday between 9:30-16:00.

Calling all agents: join us for a fantastic interactive adventure.

The Ministry of Time Travel is a top-secret organisation working with The National Archives. Together we safeguard the past, present and the future… and we really need your help!

This summer meet fellow time agents, Jay & Ola, who urgently need your skills to decode strange signals in the Ministry’s Misfires Room. Something seems to be afoot in 1671 and it might be a royal disaster if you can’t get to the bottom of it...

We can’t say anything more about this important mission, it’s too dangerous – agents booked onto the mission will have access to the full brief on arrival.

This assignment is aimed at families and children aged between 8-12 years.

Book now to secure your slot!

Plus, discover what else you can get up to when you visit The National Archives this summer:

Playing Details

The Crown Jewel Heist is an interactive experience that requires the use of an adult’s smartphone, with full charge and either on a data plan or with at least £1 credit (though you can use The National Archives Wi-Fi). You will be instructed to arrive at The National Archives on your selected date and will be sent your instructions on how to begin 30 minutes before your scheduled playing time.

Please make sure you check your emails 30 minutes before your start time. The game will take about forty-five minutes but can vary in length due to players’ speed.

We recommend that players are aged 8-12 years, though younger siblings and older players are always welcome at the discretion of guardians. The game is best played as a group of 2-4 players with a responsible adult present throughout the game.

If your group requires transcripts of the audio elements of the game, please speak to a member of staff at the Welcome Desk. They will be happy to help you.

If you or your child would prefer to understand what happens in the full experience before arriving, please let us know and we can supply an overview.

You confirm that as the person registering for the event you are over 18 years of age and that the phone and email account used to play The Crown Jewels Heist belongs to someone over 18 years of age.

By playing this experience, you consent to Coney processing and storing the phone number used to play, and messages exchanged within the game. This data will only be used for the purposes of the game itself and not in any other way. You can find out more and who to contact for more information at

You agree that anyone under 18 is accompanied by an adult over 18 years of age whilst playing the game.

The Ministry of Time Travel – The 1671 Crown Jewels Heist

A project by Coney

Performers: Jacoba Williams & Gerel Falconer

Filmmakers: DMLK Video

Producers: Emily Davis, Nathan Charles & Marie Klimis

Writer: Melanie Francis

Sound Designer: Dinah Mullen

Digital Programming: Maz

Graphic Design: Gareth Edwards and Jess Sanders

Director and Narrative Design: Toby Peach

Set and Prop Design: James Rowlands

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