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Kids' Area

Welcome to the kids' area, where you can learn about England’s history. Within each historical period you can discover more about everyday life in the past, including real people from the rich and famous to the general population, our properties and key historical events. There are online magazines under each section, plus videos, activities, games, recipes and much more. 

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Competition: send us your amazing invention ideas for a chance to win a £100 goody bag!

Learn about some of the great inventions the Victorians designed during the Industrial Revolution and then come up with your own brilliant idea. Use your imagination to come up with an amazing new invention that will go down in history!

Enter now!

Spotlight on: The Industrial Revolution

Explore our guide to the industrial revolution, and read Kids Rule! magazine online. Plus, make your own mini model of Stott Park Bobbin Mill, find out what the industrial revolution was and what a day working in a mill was like. 

Grow your historical knowledge!


Explore 500,000 years of the past with our expandable timeline, taking you on a whistlestop tour through some of the most famous moments in England's story.  You'll meet emperors and conquerors, hear tales of fire and famine, discover inventors and adventurers, unearth prehistoric bones and come face to face with kings and queens.

Explore the timeline

THE KIDS RULE! History timeline posters

Travel down the riverbank and discover the changes each period brings, as you create your own mega-timeline of English history with our series of downloadable posters. Or, colour your own using our printable sheets. 

Download your posters


As an exclusive offering for family members, kids can pick up one of our nifty pop badges every time you visit English Heritage sites. Plus, you can also pick up a lanyard to collect them on. 

Make sure you keep a look out for the rare red pop badges!

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Listen to Kids Rule! magazine

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