The National Archives
The National Archives is the UK government's official archive, guaranteeing public access to over 1000 years of history with records ranging from parchment and paper scrolls through to digital files and archived websites. We are also at the heart of government information policy, to ensure the survival of today´s information for the future.
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Events at this venue
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Emigrants: Why The English Sailed To The New World
James Evans' Emigrants tells the story of America's earliest settlers from England. Hear the author bring to life the stories of English emigrants and their colonisation of the New World. James is a historian and television producer who, having completed his doctorate at Oriel College, Oxford, has since worked producing…
Wed 31 Jan 2018
£7.50 / 020 8876 3444
- 14:00 – 15:00
The History Of Public Information Films
In this talk, Patrick Russell from the British Film Institute (BFI) will explore the history of public information films, using clips and films to show the development of government filmmaking. Patrick heads up the non-fiction team at the BFI National Archive and specialises in the history of industrialised and sponsored…
Tue 30 Jan 2018
£6 / 020 8876 3444
- 14:00 – 15:00
Surviving The Holocaust
Following capture by the SS in May 1943, Lady Zahava Kohn and her family spent almost two years in Nazi concentration camps. In spite of the appalling conditions they faced, Zahava and her parents survived and were released in 1945. Over 70 years after her liberation, we are honoured to invite Lady Zahava Kohn to talk…
Fri 26 Jan 2018
Free / 020 8876 3444
- 14:00 – 15:30
The Time Travel Club - Badges, buttons and ‘behaving badly’
Uncover the fascinating stories of women who were prepared to risk everything to win the vote. Become a creative campaigner by making your very own suffrage badges inspired by our records. This session is designed for children aged 7 to 11 (younger siblings welcome). Adults do not need to book for themselves.
Thu 15 Feb 2018
The Time Travel Club - Pirates in the arrrchives
Come and join us for some swashbuckling fun, with records about real-life pirates of the Caribbean! Take part in our pirate treasure hunt and create your own pirate hats, pirate faces and paper plate ships! This session is designed for children aged 3 to 5 (younger siblings welcome). Adults do not need to book for…
Tue 13 Feb 2018
The Time Travel Club - 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. This session is designed for children aged 7 to 11 (younger siblings welcome). Adults do not need to book for themselves.
Sat 24 Mar 2018
The Time Travel Club - 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. This session is designed for children aged 7 to 11 (younger siblings…