The National Archives

The National Archives
Ruskin Avenue, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 4DU
  • Telephone 020 8876 3444
  • Opening times Tue & Thu 9am–7pm; Wed, Fri & Sat 9am–5pm; closed Mon & Sun.
  • Email
  • Website www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
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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

There are 6 events at this location

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Suffragettes Vs The State

Our new exhibition for 2018 explores the militant side of the 20th century women's suffrage movement. From window smashing campaigns to force feeding; public rallies to police surveillance and criminal trials. Discover the journey to universal suffrage through the original documents, photographs and records in our…

Tue 17 Jul

Free / 020 8876 3444

  • 09:00 – 19:00

Wed 18 Jul

Free / 020 8876 3444

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Thu 19 Jul

Free / 020 8876 3444

  • 09:00 – 19:00
…and 71 more dates until 26 Oct

The Time Travel Club – Archive animals (4-6)

Join us for a morning of exploring creatures big and small, with fun craft activities, where you can design, make and decorate animals inspired by the archives. This session is designed for children aged 4 to 6. Adults do not need to book for themselves. Younger siblings are welcome at this event, children under 4 go…

Tue 7 Aug

£7.50 / 020 8876 3444

The Time Travel Club - Archive animals (7-11)

The National Archives is full of animals! From the Home Office cat and wartime carrier pigeons, to train tickets for dogs. Explore our records first-hand, then have a go at making your own puppets inspired by their extraordinary stories. This session is designed for children aged 7 to 11. Adults do not need to book for…

Thu 9 Aug

£7.50 / 020 8876 3444

The Time Travel Club - Treasure in the archives (4-6)

What do we look after at The National Archives? Find out about some of the special ‘treasures’ that we keep, including documents that are more than 1000 years old! Decorate your very own treasure chest, take part in a treasure hunt and see if you can find the hidden word to claim your own piece of treasure to take home!

Tue 28 Aug

£7.50 / 020 8876 3444

The Time Travel Club - TV, toys and technology: Being a child in the 1960s

What were children in the 1960s watching on television, and what games were they playing? Take part in a space mission and discover inventions from the 60s that changed people’s lives. Design your own toy, inspired by fascinating documents relating to iconic toys of the decade - some of which are still around today! This…

Tue 28 Aug

£7.50 / 020 8876 3444

Tudor takeover day

Our Tudor takeover day is jam-packed full of breath-taking performances, fascinating talks and displays, and fun activities for everyone. Dress up as a knight in shining armour, fly majestic birds of prey in an astonishing falconry demonstration, and experience the tension of the battlefield with live combat displays.

Sat 21 Jul

£7.50 / 020 8876 3444

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