Budding young historians are invited to step back in time with Gloucestershire Archives – hosting free virtual after school clubs on the first Wednesday of every month.
Join Passport to the Past on Wednesday 7 July 2021 to discover some fascinating stories from inside Gloucestershire’s grand historical houses.
From tales of extravagance and wealthy families to the secrets of the servants who ran the household, the session will encourage children to use their imagination to help bring historical records to life.
Led by history experts, the interactive club gives children aged six to 13 the chance to meet like-minded peers, learn interesting facts and take part in fun activities – with the option to dress up for the occasion, too.
Kids can channel their creativity into the session, too, coming together at the end to create a story of their own inspired by what they’ve learned.
Ideal for any youngster with an interest in history, the monthly clubs are an opportunity to discover the wonders of the past, getting lost in the archives to find out what history can reveal about the world we live in today.
Past sessions have explored Queen Victoria’s Buckingham Palace and the lives of everyone from high-flying journalists to Victorian school children; while in future sessions, kids can discover how to protect the archives from troublesome bugs and follow a local explorer into Arctic oblivion.
Those who register for the event will receive a free resources pack that can be used in the session, as well as a Zoom link to tune in to on the day.
For more information, and to book tickets, visit gloucestershire.gov.uk/archives.