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Our selection of History apps covers every period so if you are mad about Kings, fascinated by the Battles or interested in learning about the historical events here is your place to start. Check out our list of the best history apps for kids.

Enter ancient worlds, meet famous people and discover fascinating facts by exploring a wide selection of historical games and apps.

It explores the following areas:

  • Ancient History - explore ancient civilisations through apps
  • World History - learn the importance of world cultures from Africa to South America
  • British History - explore the different stages of British history through apps
  • Hands on History - get children and adults involved with our fun history apps

    Versatile is one word to describe the ABCya learning games included in this app.  They work  across every mainstream device, they cover multiple educational topics, and deliver a broad range of game styles to test and develop children's learning.  Excellent would be another word.

    Devices: Android , iOS


    USATestprep is a web-based app that works on all computers and devices with a modern web browser.  It is designed to help to prepare children for tests in a variety of subjects.  It contains monitoring and assessment tools for teachers as well as learning resources such as a videos and games for students.

    Devices: Web


    Educating young children about the holocaust is a difficult task.  This app tells a story that provides a superb introduction to the subject and can form the basis for parents and teachers to introduce the facts about the time and events.

    Devices: iOS


    GCSEPod is not just the app but an extremely comprehensive gateway to an excellent array of useful learning and revision materials for a large variety of GCSE courses across exam boards which is kept current for the recent changes.

    Devices: Android , iOS


    This easy to navigate app combines superb digital portraits of Britain’s royal family through time with well written and child-friendly descriptions of their characters and deeds.  It makes a useful reference app or an interesting general reading experience.

    Devices: iOS


    ‘Show me the money’ is an app developed by the Y Factory and is based on the bestselling book from DK Publishing. The book sold over 160,000 copies in 18 countries. The app explores how money has changed through the ages, how banknotes have been produced and protected against forgery. It also covers how credit cards were born and much more. The app is an interactive guide with dynamic graphics which brings the content to life. The app is a good tool to teach children about the fascinating and multifaceted subject of money. The app is recommended for ages 9 to 11.

    Devices: iOS


    Revise at home, in class, or on the go with this question and answer app.  Covering the majority of subjects in the GCSE, iGCSE and A Level exams, Gojimo tests and provides helpful hints too.

    Devices: Android , iOS


    GCSE World History Prep Flashcards is a helpful revision aid that can be used anywhere. Great for quick sessions on the bus, or just before going to bed, this app will help you form quick associations between a key term and its meaning. More progress tracking options would be a great plus, but this app has received an EAS Certification of 5 Stars.

    Devices: iOS


    This is a simple, but highly effective app which has achieved 5 stars in our Certification.

    Devices: Android , iOS


    This is a simple, but highly effective app which has achieved 5 stars in our Certification.

    Devices: Android , iOS


    The more you know, the more you know!® BrainPOP® creates cross curricular animated, educational content that captivates students, supports teachers, and adds excitement to lessons. In primary and secondary classrooms, on mobile devices, and at home, BrainPOP’s award winning resources explain the world using animated videos, educational games, interactive quizzes, and online activities.

    Devices: iOS


    World History Maps: The World, by World History Maps Inc, is a new and unique way of looking at history. Instead of an historical atlas which has maps showing the world (or a region) at a few significant years, or maps that try to compress decades or even centuries of change on to one map, we offer a different approach. 

    Devices: Android , iOS


    The app comes from one of the UK's most successful online revision providers, I am learning, which is used by over 400,000 people. I am learning KEY STAGE 2 HISTORY incorporates the main topics that students need to know, making it an ideal resource to help improve results.

    Devices: iOS


    Timeline World War 2 is a definitive history of the Second World War, presented by TV historian Dan Snow, in association with British Pathe.

    Devices: iOS


    American Presidents is a beautifully designed, well-written overview of the history of the United States seen through passages on every American President’s life. The application is purposely designed for the iPad.

    Devices: iOS


    I am learning: KS3 History is an entertaining and engaging game based revision and assessment tool, which is PROVEN TO RAISE RESULTS.

    Devices: iOS


    Explore the world’s most famous diary in this richly immersive experience for iPad.

    Devices: iOS


    The Magna Carta is an English charter first signed (by the placing of King John's Great Seal upon the document) in 1215 and considered one of the most important documents in human history. 

    Devices: iOS


    This app is ideal for students studying this era or for anyone who knows little or nothing about the Black Death and wants to find out about the worst recorded catastrophe to hit mankind.

    Devices: iOS


    Timeline World War 1 is a multimedia history of the First World War, presented by historian and TV presenter Dan Snow, in association with British Pathe.

    Devices: iOS


    Children learn by playing in the fantastic world of dinosaurs and have fun digging for all the bones. They can also play with the puzzles and color the dinosaurs. Children can also build the skeleton like a real archaeologist.

    Devices: iOS


    Surrounded by Egyptian art, this audio experience guides you through the virtual tour.

    Devices: Android , iOS


    Never before could you pay a visit to some of the world’s best art museums without leaving an art class. Thanks to this VR technology, students can now tour up to six art museums, interact with famous works of art and learn about them. For educational purposes, this is arguably even better than having a field trip to a museum. No longer you will have to adjust your schedule to travel to the museum, dealing with transportation, huge queues, lots of people, as well as the limited time you may have to view an exhibition. Not to mention that trips to the museum can be expensive. Boulevard will save you time and money so you can focus on what is actually important to you as an art student.

    Devices: iOS


    With Civilisations AR you can use the app to look at wonderful artefacts from around the world at home, at school, out on a walk…anywhere!   Bring art and culture from across the world to you with this BBC Augmented Reality app. Explore beneath the surface of Renaissance masterpieces and discover the secrets of ancient Egypt.

    Devices: Android , iOS


    Explore an illustrated history of the world through over 140 timelines for kids. From dinosaurs and Vikings to the history of cinema and espionage, discover incredible world history in this lavish collection of timelines.   Jam-packed with surprising facts and amazing details, such as the most bloodthirsty pirate of all time and the first crime to be solved by studying fingerprints, Timelines of Everything will take you on a whirlwind journey through an illustrated history of time, from the Big Bang to the modern world.   More than 140 timelines give you all the general knowledge you need - and even some surprising trivia you don't! Must-know topics and alternative history are showcased with beautiful, detailed illustrations and straightforward, easy-to-read text. Whether you want to know key breakthroughs that set the Industrial Revolution in motion or defining moments in the history of fashion, you'll find it all here. With timelines on a diverse range of subjects, Timelines of Everything is the ultimate guide to history for kids.

    Devices: Android , iOS