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Time Travel Club family day

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The National Archives

Kew

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SPECIAL FAMILY EVENT

Join us and travel back through 1,000 years, exploring different periods in history and learning about real stories from the past.

Take part in our interactive performances with clowns Shake and Speare to discover the life and times of England’s best known playwright, or come along to a wide range of learning sessions throughout the day to find out more about wartime espionage, child criminals and medieval treasure chests. We’ll also have lots of drop-in activities to keep the whole family entertained.

Time Travellers will be given a passport on arrival and can collect stamps throughout the day for each activity
they take part in. Activities are particularly suitable for children aged between three and eleven, although younger and older children are also welcome. Adults are responsible for supervising children and must remain with them at all times during the event. Some activities (such as performances and learning sessions) have limited capacity and should be booked in advance; other activities are on a first come, first served basis throughout the day.


Second World War spies

Investigate the life and experiences of Second World War spy Karl Richter. Learn about secret messages, cunning disguises and design your own toolkit for subterfuge and adventure.

Medieval seals

Learn about how medieval seals were used to validate important documents and what they can tell us about the people who used them. Design your own seal, and make one to take away with you.

Victorian child criminals

Discover the world of Victorian crime, viewed through the eyes of a child. Find out what crimes children were convicted of, and the sentences they served. Create your own “Wanted” poster and learn about the experiences of different child criminals.

Time treasures

Explore the treasures held by The National Archives, and find out about the quirky, curious and exciting variety of items in our collections. Learn about our history over the last 180 years and make your own treasure chest to take home.

Theatre Tots: who was William shakespeare?

Take part in our interactive performance with music and props, as you find out about the incredible life and works of William Shakespeare. With a focus on imagination and sensory work, this exciting show will be followed by a short workshop and an opportunity to view original documents from Shakespeare’s London.


Check out more upcoming Travel Travel Club events:

Tuesday, 24 October 2017 – Significant people through time
Saturday, 4 November 2017 – When Tommy came home
Saturday, 18 November 2017 – Time Travellers ahoy!
Saturday, 2 December 2017 – Back in time for Christmas


We run an exciting range of events and exhibitions on a wide variety of topics. For more details, visit nationalarchives.gov.uk/whatson.

Entrance to The National Archives is free and there is no need to book, see nationalarchives.gov.uk/visit for more information.

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