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A time of prosperity and growth

The Victorian period lasted from 1837 until 1901; the date upon which Queen Victoria I ascended the throne until the time of her death. This period was relatively peaceful and saw the country continue to prosper economically from the Industrial Revolution. The absence of famines or epidemics, improvements in health care and living standards, and a fall in the mortality rate meant that the population doubled.

A relatively recent period of our history, the Victorian legacy offers a wonderful range of study opportunities for your school group. You may decided to visit a museum where the children can look at and read about machinery or household objects of the time, or a more immersive visit at one of the venues where the staff are living in period costume.

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York is a fantastic destination for groups of all ages and home to some of the UK's most iconic landmarks. Attractions and visits include the "Diagon Alley-esque" Shambles, York Minster, Jorvik, York Museum Gardens & the National Railway Museum.

Adaptable Travel have been offering quality educational trips for 25 years and these years of experience allow us to create amazing experiences for groups of all ages. We are committed to providing quality service throughout, making the process as simple as possible from quote to travel. Annually we work with over 15,000 students and teachers, developing and delivering the ultimate bespoke school trip experience. Quality is at the heart of Adaptable Travel, ensuring that students are engaged and inspired and group leaders can remain as stress-free as possible. ...

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Dan Tastic History
Dan Tastic History
★★★★★

All UK Regions
History, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Victorian, SEN


Tudors & Stuarts Workshop, Wow Day & School Visit! An exciting display of historical items, armour, weapons, Victorian inventions and lots of other interesting props. Using humour and a huge wealth of knowledge on the subject matter, your Dan Tastic Workshop Facilitator will educate and entertain yo...

Dan Tastic History
★★★★★

East of England
History, Geography, Art, Medieval, Tudors, Victorian, Fieldstudies


There's a full day outside the classroom at Audely End House and Gardens. A 17th century mansion complete with Victorian Service Wing, Kitchen Garden and stables to explore outside and visit the hands-on Nursery Suite and Coal Gallery. ...

Audley End

All UK Regions
English, Geography, Environmental Geography, History, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Tudors, Victorian, worldwar, Performing Arts, SEN


Theatre Workshop have been visiting schools for over 25 years with fun filled active workshops. Our workshops certainly have the WOW factor and will get you pupils scrabbling for the internet to research for themselves. Book NOW ...

Theatre Workshop

South West
Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Geology, History, Prehistory, Romans, Victorian, Physical Education, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports


Superb residential outdoor learning centre based on the edge of the Marlborough Downs in Wiltshire. Offering physical and educational programmes for young people tailored specifically to them in an idyllic setting....

Braeside Residential



London & South East
History, Prehistory, Romans, Medieval, Tudors, Industrial, Victorian


Thames Explorer offer children an opportunity to visit the River Thames foreshore and learn what the materials and artefacts that they find can tell them about the history of London and the people who have lived here in the past. ...

London History

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire, Wales
History, Victorian


​Throughout the day, the children will take part in the following activities: - Introduction: The Schoolmaster will give an overview of Victorian Britain and of the British Empire to the children in the form of a presentation/assembly. - The Victorian Classroom: The Schoolmaster will take a clas...

Victorian Workshop

Scotland
History, Design Technology, Victorian


The museum of Scottish Industrial Life is one of Scotland's best industrial heritage attractions. This twenty two acre site at Summerlee, North Lanarkshire, has an exhibition hall with working exhibits, tramway, mine tours and a social history area....

Summerlee Victorian Life

South West
Industrial, Victorian, Physical Education, Art, SEN


Take your students to a world-class artists region, home of the Tate, Barbara Hepworth and incredible landscapes shed in natural light - this is Cornwall. ...

Cornwall Art Tour

Yorkshire
Science, History, Religious Education, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Victorian, worldwar, SEN


York is a fantastic destination for groups of all ages and home to some of the UK's most iconic landmarks. Attractions and visits include the "Diagon Alley-esque" Shambles, York Minster, Jorvik, York Museum Gardens & the National Railway Museum. ...

York

London & South East
History, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, Industrial, Victorian, worldwar, Twentieth Century, Music, Art


London has so much to offer for Primary School trips with excursions and attractions that link to all subject areas.Even though this is the biggest capital city in Europe, we choose excursions that are central so it’s easy for groups to travel. ...

Equity Primary Trips to London
★★★★★

South West
English, Maths, History, Industrial, Victorian, Significant Individuals, Design Technology, Careers


Bristol was very prominent in the Victorian times and its industrial efforts can still be seen today, especially at the bridge. The Victorians were innovative and none more so than Brunel, the designer of the Clifton Suspension Bridge. In all our tours and workshops we discuss the 33 years the bridg...

Clifton Suspension Bridge

Midlands
Citizenship, English, History, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Monarchs, Victorian


Attraction: Royal Weekend Party Experience Victorian high society. Waxwork figures depict Warwick Castle’s role during the 1890s as a hub for entertaining and hosting some of the most influential figures. Throughout twelve exquisitely designed rooms figures of the principal attendees stand alongs...

Warwick Castle

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North, Yorkshire
History, Victorian, SEN


During this workshop, our professional actor will take on the role of the famous Lady with the Lamp and help the children learn about her life during Victorian times and in particular the impact she had on nursing and the sanitisation of our hospitals. During this workshop, through role play, improv...

Florence Nightingale Workshop
★★★★★

Midlands
Citizenship, History, PSHE, Victorian, SEN, Twentieth Century


Students have the opportunity to visit a real prison which was fully operational until 2013. Our guides will paint a picture of life in prison from Victorian times to the present day. We bring history and crime & punishment alive ...

Shrewsbury Prison

East of England
English, Maths, Geography, Physical Geography, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Victorian, Design Technology, Art, Wildlife


Transported back to a bygone era, a train ride at Audley End Miniature Railway enables students to put themselves in the shoes of those first railway pioneers. By studying the Victorian tunnel builders, children consider the difficulties those engineers might have faced. ...

Educational Day visits

London & South East, South West, East of England, East Midlands, Midlands, North East, North, Yorkshire, Wales
Maths, Science, History, Design Technology, SEN, Victorian


Hands-On Building Workshops For KS2 to fit in with your Victorian Topic. Pupils work individually in teams and altogether to produce a 3m high, 12m long structure that represents the central spine of the Crystal Palace, which they then parade through...

Victorian Workshop

Southport Eco Centre
Southport Eco Centre
★★★★★

North
Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, History, Prehistory, Victorian


Our Local Area Study day starts with a tour of Southport Centre, front and Pier. We look at the influence the Victorians had on the development of the town, using historical photos and video footage as a comparison. Upon return to the Eco Centre pairs can produce a Southport 'Now and Then' mini movi...

Southport Eco Centre
★★★★★

London & South East
Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Victorian, Design Technology, Physical Education, Art, Farm, Wildlife, SEN


The ‘Great Stink’ programme brings local Victorian history to life. Children will learn about the water cycle in Victorian London and how Essex Filter Beds played a part in the filtration process. These beds are now a wildlife nature reserve which is great place to see nature in London. ...

Day Visits
Cardiff Castle
Cardiff Castle
★★★★★

Wales
History, Religious Education, Medieval, Tudors, Victorian


Cardiff Castle has over 2000 years of hisory which makes it perfect for a historical school trip covering areas the both the English and Welsh National Curriculum. ...

Cardiff Castle
★★★★★

London & South East
Science, Biology, History, Victorian, Art


Find out more about the lives of Queen Victoria and her family, by exploring the house, Swiss Cottage and grounds. Enhance your learning with a Discovery Visit workshop, and discover the life of a Victorian servant with housekeeper Mrs Pilkington in WAITING ON HAND AND FOOT! (KS2), or enter the exci...

Osborne

Midlands
History, Geography, Physical Education, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only, Romans, Victorian, Fieldstudies


The Four Stones at the summit of the Clent Hills, near the Bell Heath centre, are thought to be neolithic however we installed as a Victorian folly by Lord Lyttleton in 1763. The Victorian era saw Malvern grow in popularity around 1842, when Doctors James Wilson and Gully established their water ...

History and Field Studies

All UK Regions
History, Victorian, Performing Arts


During the course of the workshop day, our drama facilitator will guide your class through exploration of the people living in Victorian society and the social classes and new inventions all with a focus around how the Victorians shaped the traditional Christmas celebrations....

Victorian Christmas

London & South East
English, Maths, Geography, Human Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Archaeology, Geology, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Industrial, Victorian, worldwar, Business, Physical Education, Art, Farm,


Do you like the idea of teaching your curriculum while your students minds are wide open? When better for them to learn than during the fun of your school trip? We are the Island Classroom, where you can combine fun with education in a unique way. ...

The Island Classroom

Midlands
Citizenship, Maths, History, Victorian


An Escape Room in a REAL prison. We lock your team in a cell and they need to work together to escape solving a series of challenges and puzzles ...

Shrewsbury Escape Room-The Cell

South West
Maths, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Science, Physics, History, Georgian, Industrial, Victorian, Design Technology


Underfall Yard offers pupils a fascinating insight into the Victorian Period. The sights and sounds of our 1880s workshop complete with belts, line shafting, steam engine and machine tools are evocative of a Victorian Factory in full flow. Both our workshop and hydraulic system are once again operat...

STEM and History Trips
History Workshops
History Workshops
★★★★★

London & South East, North
History, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Tudors, Victorian, SEN


The Drama Hut brings on-site workshops directly to your school, covering a wide range of curricular topics. Through drama, improvisation and role play let us create a unique learning experience for your school. ...

History Workshops
★★★★★

London & South East
Maths, History, Geography, Tudors, Victorian


Blenheim Palace is the birth place of Sir Winston Churchill and a World Heritage Site. The venue is perfect for national curriculum based school trips as well as general interest and leisure visits ...

Blenheim Palace

Wales
History, Medieval, Industrial, Victorian, Accommodation Only


YHA Cardiff Central has a 5-star rating and everything you need to explore the vibrant Welsh capital. This former hotel is packed with mod cons and has excellent facilities for school trips and groups. ...

YHA Cardiff Central

Suffragettes Workshop
Suffragettes Workshop
★★★★★

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North, Yorkshire
History, Victorian, Edwardian, worldwar, Twentieth Century, SEN


The Suffragette movement has been formed and the members are working tirelessly to secure equal rights and the vote for women. The date is 1912 and today, Sylvia Pankhurst is due to speak at a Rally where she is delighted to see so many supporters there to hear her! During this workshop our actor wi...

Suffragettes Workshop
★★★★★

South West
History, Prehistory, Medieval, Tudors, Victorian, worldwar, Biology


Tudor House is a treasure-trove of stories from the past, revealing over 800 years of history in one fascinating museum. With a designated education room and education team who are on-hand to deliver fantastic learning experiences for your group. ...

Historical Trips

Wales
History, Romans, Victorian, worldwar, Twentieth Century


Victorian Britain was a time of progression and modernisation: but was this the case in the south Wales valleys? Victorian Valleys is a workshop that uncovers the unique and horrifying history of Victorian south Wales. Through exploring the harsh realities of living and working in the coalfield, thi...

Winding House: the Museum of Valleys Life
Portals To The Past
Portals To The Past
★★★★★

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire
English, Geography, Human Geography, History, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Victorian, worldwar


Portals to the Past provide high quality history workshops in schools for KS2, led by experienced historical re-enactors and historians. Available across most of England. From the Stone Age through to WW2 our workshops come to your school. ...

Portals To The Past
★★★★★

East Midlands
Citizenship, English, Maths, Science, History, Design Technology, Geography, Music, PSHE, Industrial, Victorian, Physics, Chemistry, Biology


The pre-work includes an urgent quest to discover what the Victorians were doing at Papplewick Pumping Station to eradicate cholera. Once at Papplewick, the working lives of men, women and children are at the heart of the pupil’s experience. Conversations with live characters - and investigati...

Papplewick Pumping Station Museum

London & South East
English, Science, History, Prehistory, Saxons, Medieval, Tudors, Monarchs, Victorian, Performing Arts, Art, SEN


Leeds Castle in Kent offers an exciting range of themed workshops, self-guided visits and fun-packed itineraries ensure your school group will learn that there is so much more to Leeds Castle than history. ...

Leeds Castle

East Midlands
Citizenship, History, Saxons, Medieval, Tudors, Industrial, Victorian, PSHE, SEN


Join us and explore real historical court cases through role-play in one of the longest running courts in England. ...

Crime and Punishment at Oakham Castle
★★★★★
Malvern Hills
Malvern Hills
★★★★★

Midlands
Science, Physics, Biology, History, Victorian, Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, SEN


Adventure challenges and outdoor activities for all ages and abilities in 9 acres of woodland at our Malvern centre and surrounding area with a focus on team-work, leadership, building independence, self-confidence and facilitating exploration. ...

Malvern Hills
★★★★★

All UK Regions
History, Victorian


Alone in the night the Lady with the Lamp walks the halls of the hospital checking on the sick and wounded. Florence Nightingale is a fascinating character - so let's explore her many accomplishments and efforts that saved the lives of so many. ...

Florence Nightingale

London & South East
English, Science, Biology, History, Medieval, Tudors, Industrial, Victorian, Physical Education, Accommodation Only


A warm welcome awaits you at our purpose-built hostel, based in the docklands area of London. With a coach drop-off just outside the door getting here is easy. Inside you’ll find great social spaces, full meals service and places to study. ...

YHA London Thameside

South West
Citizenship, History, PSHE, Victorian, SEN


Students have the opportunity to visit a real prison which was fully operational until 2013. Our guides will paint a picture of life in prison from Victorian times to the present day. We bring history and crime & punishment alive ...

Shepton Mallet Prison

All UK Regions, East Midlands, Midlands, North, Yorkshire
History, Victorian, SEN


The workshop leader will arrive at your school with this Festive Victorian Christmas pop-up theatre. The pupils will meet a famous author who is well known for writing stories about Christmas. Who might it be? Dressed in Victorian costume he will perform short extracts from his work and...

Victorian Christmas Workshop

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North, Yorkshire
English, History, Victorian, SEN


The Drama Hut offers on-site school workshops, encouraging learning in a creative environment. With a wide range of topics to choose from, let us create a unique learning experience for your school. ...

A Victorian Christmas
Scout Adventures Downe
Scout Adventures Downe
★★★★★

London & South East
History, Victorian, Languages, Wildlife, Bushcraft


Over 110 years of experience, and 4000 groups annually means you can trust Scout Adventures with your School residential. With both indoor accommodation and tented village options, our instructors can deliver an experience built around you. ...

Scout Adventures Downe
★★★★★

All UK Regions
History, Victorian, Performing Arts, SEN


Don't dare to talk in class, make sure your hands are clean or Miss Grimm our strict Victorian teacher has a cane and not afraid to use it. What job will you do in the workshop, be a Chimney Sweep, work in the mills, crawl down the mine or be a maid....

The Very Elegant Victorian

Wales
Geography, Science, History, Victorian, Twentieth Century, Religious Education, Art


You can create your own visit or let us do it for you. We offer you a range of stimulating workshops which explore parts of our collections in more detail. All workshops are linked to the National Curriculum. ...

National Museum Cardiff

London & South East
English, Maths, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Geology, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Industrial, Victorian, worldwar, Twentieth Century, Business, Art


A day trip to the stunning Isle of Wight is only a short ferry crossing away! With only a small stretch of water between you and the island, the Isle of Wight offers a truly unique experience and can be reached in as little as 12 minutes! ...

Geography Galore – Southampton Docks and Solent

North
History, Geography, Music, Art, Industrial, Victorian, worldwar, Twentieth Century, Human Geography, Physical, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, SEN


Brilliant Liverpool Tours organise inspiring tours around the second Port of the British Empire. Georgian & Victorian England is experienced around a busy sea port, the Royal Albert Dock, the World Heritage Waterfront & Port Sunlight Village. ...

Brilliant Liverpool Tours

London & South East
History, Geography, Wildlife, Victorian, Environmental Geography, SEN


We grow around 6,000 rare and exotic plant species in 22 subtropical acres, attracting some of the most beautiful wildlife. Our garden creates opportunities to study Geography, Geology, History, Horticulture, and learn about rare plants and wildlife....

Ventnor Botanic Garden

North
English, Maths, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, Victorian, worldwar, Design Technology, Food, PSHE, Farm, SEN


Tatton Park is one of the UK's most complete historic estates with a range of outstanding spaces, courses and resources for educational use! ...

Learn at Tatton Park

Frogmore Paper Mill
Frogmore Paper Mill
★★★★★

London & South East
Science, Chemistry, History, Industrial, Victorian, Twentieth Century, Design Technology, Art, SEN


Frogmore is a piece of Victorian industrial history which had much impact on the local area as well as internationally with the invention of the first mechanised paper machine. Here we focus on the social history,life in the area, job options, the working conditions, wages and additional benefits of...

Frogmore Paper Mill
★★★★★

London & South East
English, History, Art, Medieval, Victorian


Take a costumed guided tour today and let the characters reveal their fascinating stories entrenched in the building’s 1,000-year history! ...

Oxford Castle and Prison

Wales
Science, Chemistry, Biology, History, Industrial, Victorian, Twentieth Century, Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography


Where History and fun combine! See our Award Winning Llechwedd Deep Mine, we have 250 chambers, 14 miles of tunnels underground hand blasted from slate miners in the 1800s or visit the higher parts of our 300 year old Quarry in Ex Army trucks! ...

The Slate Caverns

North
English, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Science, Physics, Biology, History, Victorian, Twentieth Century, Art


Victorian: Children are always full of excitement about exploring this lived in house. Leighton Hall was altered architecturally in the 19th century to reflect the Victorian gothic style, and offers a fascinating insight into life at that time. Children can get up close, and interact with Vict...

Day Visits

London & South East
History, Victorian, Art


Explore life in the Georgian and Victorian periods with a visit to Kenwood. To enhance learning, book an expert-led Discovery Visit workshop: • KENWOOD CONNECTIONS: LORD MANSFIED AND THE ABOLITION OF THE TRANSATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE (KS3): explore the emergence of the abolition movement of the 18th-...

Kenwood House

Midlands
Science, History, Geography, Art, Victorian, Twentieth Century


Gladstone is the only complete Victorian pottery factory from the days when coal-burning ovens made the world's finest bone china. Explore the cobbled yard, with huge bottle kilns and take part in daily worksho ...

Gladstone Pottery Museum

North
English, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Science, Physics, History, Ancient Civilisations, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, Industrial, Victorian, worldwar, Twentieth Century


A visit to us will bring to life the Royal Navy’s rich history and heritage. A Discovery Visit includes the chance to explore our atmospheric authentically created eighteenth century quayside and the unique opportunity to go on board HMS Trincomale...

National Museum Of The Royal Navy in Hartlepool
★★★★★
Victorian Workshop
Victorian Workshop
★★★★★

All UK Regions, London & South East, North
History, Victorian, SEN


During this workshop our professional actor will take on the role of Syrie Barnardo, the wife of Thomas Barnardo, who established the first children's home in Victorian times. Together with the children, she will travel back in time and experience the harsh life or the poor in a typical workhouse, r...

Victorian Workshop
★★★★★

All UK Regions
Science, History, SEN, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, Industrial, Victorian, worldwar, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Geography, SEN


Immersive Experiences is the UK's leading multi-diciplinary mobile planetariums and sensory learning experiences company. Over 15 subjects | National Curriculum & Common Entrance 13 level | Over 160 programs to suit all ages | SEN/SLD/PMLD ...

Immersive Experiences

All UK Regions
History, Victorian, SEN


So much fun they won't realise they're learning! Interactive Victorian workshops to inspire, engage and educate! Costumed experts bring the Victorian world to life with artefacts and activities right in your classroom. ...

Victorians

London & South East
History, Industrial, Victorian, Performing Arts, Music, Art, SEN


London – the ultimate city break offering every conceivable educational experience for all age groups with a plethora of opportunity for school groups, without the need to go abroad! ...

London

London & South East
English, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Medieval, Tudors, Industrial, Victorian, Art


Museums and palaces overflowing with art, science and history, incredible theatre shows in the West End, bustling Oxford Street and Covent Garden, and iconic Big Ben and Trafalgar Square! London is the perfect destination for a cultural tour. ...

Cultural Tour of London for International Schools

North
History, Romans, Vikings, Industrial, Victorian, Design Technology


There are many attractions in York where students can learn about the Victorians. At York Castle Museum and Prison students will learn about Victorians and their attitudes to crime and punishment. The National Railway Museum and the National Coal Mining Museum also give invaluable insights into this...

York City Overnight Trip

North
Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, History, Prehistory, Victorian, SEN


Our Local Area Study day starts with a tour of Southport Centre, front and Pier. We look at the influence the Victorians had on the development of the town, using historical photos and video footage as a comparison. Upon return to the Eco Centre pairs can produce a Southport 'Now and Then' mini movi...

History Trips

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire, Wales
Citizenship, Maths, Physics, Prehistory, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Tudors, Victorian, Design Technology, PSHE


Our Hands-On Cross-Curricular Activities are for All Key Stages & Abilities, From EYFS to Sixth Form Making Learning Fun & The Complex Simple. Utilsing Creativity, Problem Solving, Teamwork and Resilience, workshops increase Self Esteem by Degrees ...

Maths Workshops

Scotland
History, Medieval, Tudors, Victorian


Edinburgh is a city of beautiful contrasts. The ancient castle perched atop its volcanic crag, the mishmash of medieval tenements towering over the Royal Mile, and the New Town's neoclassical grandeur are all out to impress and charm. ...

Edinburgh City Tour

East Midlands
English, Geography, Science, Biology, History, Tudors, Victorian, worldwar, Art, PSHE, Farm, Wildlife, SEN


House tour - Our expert guides will take your learners on a journey full of stories about the people and the objects that have shaped Chatsworth's 500-year history. Pupils will learn about key elements of the house, from ancient artefacts to modern art, and compare and contrast what they see to thei...

Chatsworth


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