Victorian Voyage


Your class will be welcomed to the house by a costumed Victorian lady or gentleman. They will then adopt the role of prospective applicants for a new servant post of the house and try on replica Victorian clothing. The class will be split into smaller groups to engage in washing day activities and will use our handling collection to investigate mysterious objects using our ‘Become a Museum Curator’ worksheet.


Each pupil will have the opportunity to make a peg doll to take away.

From the National curriculum Key stage 2: History

“Pupils should continue to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history, establishing clear narratives within and across the periods they study*. They should note connections, contrasts and trends over time and develop the appropriate use of historical terms”.

(*Having previously been taught, “the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. Some should be used to compare aspects of life in different periods (for example Queen Victoria)” – Key stage 1).