Victorian workshops

Day in a life of a Victorian household

This two-part session gives children the opportunity to experience the role of a servant in Victorian times.
The group will participate in a practical role-play activity with the Victorian housekeeper and her servants and in small groups they will be set chores which must be completed to the housekeeper’s satisfaction!

The activity provides children with first hand experience of the working life of a Victorian servant. Costumes are available for the children to wear during this activity. Session two uses original objects for children to gain an insight into Victorian Life.

Information
Total cost per child: £5.75 (including admission)
Sessions: Lasts for 45 minutes per group
Availability: All year round subject to availability
Curriculum links
History: Victorians: What was it like for children living in Victorian?
History: Victorians: Work
History: Victorians: Education
Innovating with History: Ways of introducing pupils to historical interpretation
Ways of introducing interpretation: Producing interpretations in role

Victorian Life at the Castle

This session focuses on rich and poor Victorians living and working in Tamworth Castle.
Through the investigation of original objects including candle snuffer, school slate and carpet beater, we will gain an insight into the lives of adults and children including the servants and wealthy families. Children will also have an opportunity to try on rich and poor Victorian costumes including crinoline, mob caps and sailors suit.

Information
Total cost per child: £5 (including admission)
Sessions: One hour to one and a half hours per group
Availability: All year round subject to availability