These sessions offer a fantastic opportunity to experience living history by meeting characters in our schoolroom and domestic wing. There are opportunities to take part in costumed interpretation activities and find answers to questions about life and society in Victorian times.
Find out about life in Victorian times. This workshop includes the following sessions:
Kitchen: Victorian kitchen experience in the domestic wing. Learn about how food was prepared in a Victorian kitchen and what all those weird implements were for!
School: Victorian schoolroom to experience life as a school pupil in the late 1800s. The pupils get to sit in proper desks in a school room, get a taste of Victorian school discipline as the teacher keeps order and learn their Three Rs.
You may also wish to add our Victorian laundry and/or Victorian toys handling activity to the workshops (these will be led by the school staff). The handling resources contain real artefacts.
A handling object activity can be added to this timetable. Limited capacity in some workshops would require rotations to include the handling activities.
10.00 – 10.30
Arrival, coats and bags in the learning room and visit toilets. Welcome & introduction from learning staff
Victorian Schoolroom Workshop
Victorian Kitchen Workshop
Lunch: The dedicated lunchroom is available, or you may prefer to picnic in the grounds of the museum. You may also then wish to continue exploring the site on a Self-led experience (please indicate this on the booking form).