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Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU United Kingdom
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July 2018

Tudor takeover day

July 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU United Kingdom
£7.50

Our Tudor takeover day is jam-packed full of breath-taking performances, fascinating talks and displays, and fun activities for everyone.

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August 2018

Before Shakespeare

August 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU United Kingdom
£5

‘Before Shakespeare‘ is a research project, based at the University of Roehampton and King’s College London, that explores the earliest commercial playhouses of Elizabethan England.

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The making and breaking of marriages, 1700-1900

August 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU United Kingdom
Free

How, when, and where did our ancestors marry, and what happened if those marriages didn’t work out?

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Pakistan after Partition: the British High Commission 1947-65

August 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU United Kingdom
Free

In the shadow of Partition, four British High Commissioners were challenged with preserving British interests at a time of civil and regional conflict.

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

August 7 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU United Kingdom
£7.50

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.

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

August 9 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU United Kingdom
£7.50

The National Archives is full of animals! From the Home Office cat and wartime carrier pigeons, to train tickets for dogs.

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Preserving the evidence: the trials of an early modern map

August 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU United Kingdom
Free

When a map was first opened by the conservation team at The National Archives, out fell endless fragments of paper and began an investigation back to 1725.

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Thomas, Lord Fairfax and the Second Civil War

August 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU United Kingdom
Free

This talk will assess the role played by Lord Fairfax, the commander-in-chief of the New Model Army, in securing victory for Parliament in the South-East of England during the Second Civil War.

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

August 28 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU United Kingdom
£7.50

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!

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

August 30 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU United Kingdom
£7.50

What were children in the 1960s watching on television, and what games were they playing?

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Great escapes: the story of MI9’s secret maps

August 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU United Kingdom
Free

How did a prisoner of war make their escape through Occupied territory?

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September 2018

Heritage Open Day

September 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU United Kingdom
Free

As part of Heritage Open Days, we are opening the doors to our repositories and offering you the chance to go behind the scenes in a special tour.

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Queen Charlotte and her legacy

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU United Kingdom
£30

Discover the fascinating life of Queen Charlotte (1744-1818), wife of George III, in the 200th anniversary year of her death at Kew Palace.

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The working class suffragette

September 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU United Kingdom
£5

A shoe machinist by trade, mother of six and radical socialist, Alice Hawkins joined the suffragette movement in 1907, following her arrest outside Parliament and subsequent imprisonment in Holloway Prison.

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Women’s suffrage: Origins to equality

September 25 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU United Kingdom
£15

Come to this workshop to learn more about the ways that women, and men who supported the fight for votes for women, interacted with the state.

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