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Zoom Through History is an online and in person historical education and events platform providing characters for events and school workshops.

 We bring history’s most famous characters into your school, museum or event for an exciting interactive experience through time that you'll never forget!

You can enter this exciting and informative world with highly experienced actors with a great knowledge of history who have worked at some of the UK's leading heritage sites such as The Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace, The Natural History Museum and more. 


 So why not Zoom Through History with us?

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Online workshops

Historic Royal Palaces

Did you know that every Tuesday in term time we deliver our online education workshops in collaboration with Historic Royal Palaces?

Here’s Tudor Trumpeter John Blanke from our Key Stage 2 workshop -An Extraordinary Tudor



Find out more about this exciting collaboration and how you can book one our online workshops with Historic Royal Palaces by heading to their website.


Members Family Morning Event

The Natural History Museum

Our team had a great morning at the Natural History Museum for their Members Family Morning event: Connecting with Nature.

Zoom Through History provided two actors to take a tour of the museums’ botanical themed architecture!

We also provided a storyteller who performed an interactive story in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition; inspired by some of the amazing photographs there!

Thanks to the Natural History Museum for inviting us!


Members Family Morning: Women and Girls in Science.

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We’ve had an amazing morning at The Natural History Museum celebrating amazing female scientists throughout history.

Zoom Through History provided, actors and a storyteller to perform at the Natural History Museum for their Members Family Morning: Women and Girls in Science.

Mary and Joseph Anning traveled through time to meet with three amazing women. Isabella Gordon, Mary Ann Mantell and Mary Somerville!

We also provided a storyteller who created a story based on the life of Doretha Bate!


School visit

Docklands Week

We visited Redriff Primary School for their celebrations of Docklands Week!

The school met with Bert and Eliza who live near and work on the Docks in 1900.

Thank you for inviting us!



Mary Anning's birthday celebrations and book launch

Lyme Regis Museum

It was such an honour to be invited to the Lyme Regis Museum to celebrate Mary’s 224th birthday.


Our actor delivered four interactive tours of the museum, which stands on the foundations on the home that Mary once knew.

Also taking place was the book launch for “She Sold Seashells ...and dragons: The curious Mary Anning. Re-imagined'' by Wolfgang Grulke.

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Book launch

Digging for Victory

We are so thrilled to be collaborating with Firefly Press for the book launch of Digging for Victory by Cathy Faulkner . 

On the 4th May 2023 we will be delivering our World War II online workshop led by our Spitfire Pilot to schools all over the UK.

We’re so pleased to have the author herself, Cathy Faulkner, joining us for an exciting Q&A all about her book after the workshop.



The Charles Dickens Museum

Think you know how the story of A Christmas Carol ends? Think again!

Scrooge is a changed man but has he changed for the better? His generosity has reached new heights, his frivolous spending is having a big consequence on our environment. 

Enter three pesky monsters… Can these monsters convince Scrooge to see that even one man’s actions can have huge consequences on our planet!?

A 30min play written and performed by Zoom Through History.

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Online Workshops

Historic Royal Palaces

We are pleased to announce that Zoom Through History  has been chosen to be the supplier for the new online school sessions at Historic Royal Palaces.


Zoom Through History has also been chosen to write and pilot three brand new workshops to be delivered online. 


Nadia and Joshua are excited to begin their roles as education managers for this programme. 


Visit Historic Royal Palaces' website for more details.


Elizabeth Line Late Event

London Transport Museum

 Time hop! 


 We zoomed through the decades on 21st October 2022 at London Transport Museum late event. 


 Thank you so much to London Transport Museum for inviting us to be a part of your event to celebrate the Elizabeth line.


Education Filming

RAF Museum London

Wow what an amazing morning we had filming at the RAF Museum London. 

We are so thrilled to be collaborating with Lauren Learns History for her amazing YouTube channel. Do follow Lauren on Instagram and subscribe to her channel.


Family Event

South Devon Railway

We were so pleased to have provided two characters to be apart of the 150th year celebrations of the opening of the railway. 

- 30th April – 2nd May 2022

 Frank and Eliza, had a wonderful time touring the railway, storytelling and recounting the history of how the railways changed the lives of working class people forever! 

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Historical Character Workshops

Our Zoom Through History team deliver an ongoing programme of online workshops for schools featuring a wide range of historical figures.

Visit Zoom Through History's website for more details.


Family Event

London Museum of Water and Steam

What a fantastic way to celebrate the Queens Platinum Jubilee, with not one, but two famous women from history! 


Thank you so much to The London Museum of Water and Steam for inviting us & Lauren Learns History to be a part of your Jubilee celebrations! 


We had a wonderful time at your amazing museum. 



Through Adversity and Beyond!

RAF Museum London and Midlands

Zoom Through History is flying into the New Year!

We are so thrilled to announce that we will be collaborating with the RAF Museum London and the RAF Museum Midlands over February half term next year.

You can watch our brand new show “Through Adversity and Beyond” a time travelling adventure especially written for the RAF Museum.

When and where can you see us?

11th-13th at RAF Museum Midlands

15th-18th at RAF Museum London


Members morning event and book launch

The Natural History Museum

Exciting news!

We will be collaborating with Charles Darwin’s great-great granddaughter, Sarah Darwin for an upcoming event at The Natural History Museum on 7th October 2023.

Sarah Darwin will be reading from her new children’s book Evolution, and we are delighted to be providing an actor to play her great great grandfather for this exciting event- “Exploring Evolution”.


Engaging self-led school groups and family groups 

Museum of London Docklands

Have you seen us at The Museum of London Docklands this week?


We’re having the best time bringing history to life for school groups and families.

Meet Bert and Eliza our East End husband and wife duo. Listen to their stories of life on the London Victorian docks and hear how Eliza’s involvement in the Match Girl strike of 1888 inspired Bert to back the Dockers Strike of 1889.

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Discovery Day at The LookOut:

Time Travellers

The Royal Parks

We’re delighted to be joining the Royal Parks for their FREE Discovery Day event

at The LookOut, Hyde Park this May Half term!


There are so many activities to take part in as well as the chance to meet with Queen Victoria! 


Join us on  Tuesday 30th, Wednesday 31st May & Thursday 1st June for “Discovery Day: Time Travellers”. 



Coronation Event

Castle Bromwich Historic 


A VERY Royal bank holiday Monday!


What an amazing time we had at Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens for their Meet a Monarch Coronation event! 


Guests met with…

 King Henry VIII

Queen Victoria 

King Charles II

Queen Elizabeth I


Fossil Festival

The Lyme Regis Museum

Attention all fossil hunters, we have got some VERY exciting news!

We are absolutely delighted to announce that we will be collaborating with the Lyme Regis Museum for their Fossil Festival School Day this April as well as for Mary Anning's 224th birthday on the 21st May. 

We will provide actors to play Mary Anning for these exciting events. They will deliver interactive workshops all about Mary's life.

Did you know that The Lyme Regis Museum is built on the site of Mary's home?

We are incredibly passionate about Mary's story and to be bringing her home to The Lyme Regis Museum is a dream come true.


Easter Event

London Transport Museum

All aboard! 


We are so thrilled to be at the London Transport Museum this April, for their Easter family fun event: Momentous Moments.


You can catch us at the museum over the 16 days of the Easter holiday, between 1 and 16 April! Come and say hello to one of our characters who will be happy to share with you why they are an important part of London's long history.


More information can be found on the London Transport Museum’s website.


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Membership Events

Natural History Museum

Our Zoom Through History team have been involved with many Membership events at Natural History Museum over the last two years. 


Keep an eye on our channels for our next event!

28th Jan 2023 - Mary Anning Workshop

11th Feb 2023- Women In Science Family Morning Event

11th March 2023- Charles Darwin Workshop

20th May 2023- Mary Anning Workshop

Visit the Natural History Museum's website for more details


Percy The Park Keeper

Castle Bromwich Hall and Gardens

An adventure with Percy the Park Keeper is now open for bookings!

Visit Castle Bromwich Hall Garden's website to book.

Our actors will be playing Percy the Park Keeper and a cheeky Christmas elf!



Education Filming

Strawberry Hill House

We spent an afternoon filming at Strawberry Hill House . “A little gothic castle” once owned by Horace Walpole. 

Our actor played Horace Walpole himself for this educational film.

Make sure to head over to Lauren Learns History on YouTube to see all her amazing videos and our




first collaboration with her at the RAF museum.


Corporate Event

St Bartholomew the

Greats Church 

In October 2021 & 2022 we provided an actor to play King Henry V at an amazing event in London. 


Huge congratulations to Beyond Curated for creating such a wonderful night. 


Our actor delighted guests with rousing speeches from King Henry V and mingled the night away with tales from the Battle of Agincourt. The location for this event was at the beautiful medieval church of Great Barts.


Educational filming

Buckinghamshire Railway

 All aboard!


In July 2021 we teamed up with the brilliant Lauren Learns History to bring you another historical treat! 


 This is our third collaboration together and we are more excited than ever to see this video! 


 Where can you see this video?

Head to Lauren Learns History on YouTube! 




Radio interview

BBC Radio London

In June 2020 Nadia and Josh (creators of Zoom Through History) were invited live on air by BBC Radio London as Queen Victoria & Prince Albert. They then dropped character to talk all about their new education platform. 


It was brilliant interview by Jason Rosam and Joshua then had the pleasure of introducing the wonderful 

Vanessa Feltz.


Patron's birthday event

The Natural History Museum

We had a brilliant time at The Natural History Museum on Sunday 19th Nmorning!

Mary Anning was delighted to be asked to deliver a private tour of the Natural History Museum to celebrate someone's birthday!

Thank you so much to the Patrons team at The Natural History Museum for inviting us along.



Chelsea History Festival 2023

Chelsea Physic Garden

We are so thrilled to have worked  with Chelsea Physic Garden for the Chelsea History Festival this year!

We provided characters from throughout the history of gardening and plant science.

Audiences met with  John Ystumllyn, Elizabeth Blackwell, Thomas Smith (the apprentice) & Mary Seacole


160th Anniversary of the London Underground

London Transport Museum and Transport for London

Happy 160th birthday to the London Underground this year Transport for London. 

Audiences met with Frederick Cornez from the year 1863 from when the Metropolitan Railway opened in London.

They also met with Mary Smith from 1890 when the world’s first deep level electric underground train was opened in London.

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The Night Soil Man's Guided House Tour

The Charles Dickens Museum

Are you ready to hear all about London's smelly past?


Join us for an evening tour of The Charles Dickens Museum this half term for ''The Night Soil Man's Guided House Tour''.


Immerse yourself in the London that Charles Dickens once knew. 


When? Saturday 31st May at 5pm, 6pm & 7pm.


These evening tours will be running throughout the year. 


Suitable for ages 16+.


Coronation Event

London Transport Museum

Transport yourself back to 1953…


The year of the Queen Elizabeth II Coronation.


Here's our Grenadier Guard on the platform at Acton Central as he prepares to be apart of history. 


We are so thrilled to have collaborated with the London Transport Museum on this exciting three day Coronation event. 


Visitors got the opportunity to talk with our actor at the depot station at Acton Central .They had a ride on 1938 tube train from Acton Town to Uxbridge Station and immersed themselves in the coronation celebrations of 53! 


Titano-Roar -Member Family Morning Event

The Natural History Museum

We had ROARsome time at the Natural History Museum on the 23rd April 2023.


Zoom Through History provided two actors to take a tour back in time to Cretaceous Period for an adventure around the Dino Gallery. 


We also provided a storyteller who read the brilliant book ‘’ Titanosaur: Life as the Biggest Dinosaur”.

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Tour and Family Performance

The Charles Dickens Museum

We are so excited to be collaborating with the Charles Dickens museum this April. 


We will be providing actors to deliver a tour all about London's smelly past, led by a Night Soil Man! These tours will also run throughout the year.


Nadia and Josh are also busy writing and developing ''Mr Scrooge and the Messy Monsters'', a family performance all about Victorian pollution from the perspective of Scrooge himself! 


What's not to love!?



Online Event

The Royal Parks

Incoming news from Speakers Corner 1900s... 


 We are delighted to announce our first collaboration with The Royal Parks -Winter Warmer Talks: Speakers Corner 150th Anniversary.


On the 9th February 2023 we will be stepping back in time to meet with suffragette and icon Christabel Pankhurst live on Zoom! 




Education Filming

Old Royal Naval College

 Check out our collaboration with the AMAZING Lauren Learns History at the Old Royal Naval College. 


Watch this video to learn all about the hidden history of these nurses, working at the Old Royal Naval Hospital. 


To watch this video head to Laurens YouTube channel and make sure to subscribe!

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Short Film

A Royal Wedding

 Are you ready for a Royal Wedding? 

We are thrilled to have collaborated with Costume Interpreter and Researcher; Natasha Bowles, Purveyor of Gentlemen’s Clothing and Accessories; Mark Wallis and Theatre Producer; Ryan Metcalfe who filmed and edited this really exciting project.


Dino Snores Event

The Natural History Museum

We are thrilled to have provided actors for the famous Dino Snores events at the Natural History Museum for their ‘’Dippy Special’’


Our explorers had an awesome time meeting and greeting guests in the Dino Gallery and talking about all things dinosaurs!

Thanks again to the Natural

History Museum for inviting us.



Members Family Evening Event

The Natural History Museum

Merry Christmas from Natural History Museum, London!


We had an amazing festive evening at The Natural History Museum for their Members Evening ;Festive Fun!We provided scripts, two characters and a facilitator for this event.


Our actors lead tours around the Dino Gallery, sent on a secret mission from Santa Claus himself, our explorers with the help of our audience followed the clues and saved Christmas at the museum!



Photo credit: @trustees of the Natural History Museum

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