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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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Scotland
History, Medieval, Tudors, Victorian


Edinburgh Castle has been an important part of the city's history and is a great place to learn more about the lives of Victorians....

Edinburgh City Tour

East of England
Science, History, Geography, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Victorian, Twentieth Century, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, SEN, Physical Education


We are an independent centre in beautiful North Norfolk, run by qualified teachers and experienced instructors. We offer an exciting range of curriculum linked outdoor activities to a loyal following of schools - one on their 27th visit in 2018!...

Aylmerton Outdoor Education Centre
★★★★★

All UK Regions
English, History, Languages, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Tudors, Victorian, worldwar, 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

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



Victorian Workshop
Victorian Workshop
★★★★★

London & South East, North
History, Victorian, SEN


Travel back in time and experience the harsh life or the poor in a typical workhouse, run by the formidable Mr Bumble. Discover how Victorian England was transformed through innovation and the Industrial Revolution and meet Queen Victoria herself! ...

Victorian Workshop
★★★★★

London & South East
History, Geography, Art, Victorian, Fieldstudies


Located in North London, a hidden gem of historical interest for school groups. With an internationally renowned art collection, Robert Adam interiors and acres of land to explore! ...

Kenwood House

London & South East
Science, History, Physical Education, Bushcraft, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Victorian, SEN


The GBC located of junction 5 of the M3 in the historic village of Rotherwick, providing residential and day visit opportunities for schools within its 25 acres set in a conservation area and benefit from a wealth of natural charms. ...

The Gordon Brown Centre
★★★★★

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


The Victorian Water Cure for Primary School Curriculum Discover the odd world of Victorian medicine in the exciting walk through the Malvern streets and find out all about the famous freshwater springs in the Malvern Hills....

Malvern Hills

East of England
History, Religious Education, Accommodation Only, Industrial, Victorian


Looking for the ideal base for your school residential in Norfolk? Look no further than Letton Hall - Sir John Soane's Norfolk masterpiece! Comfortable and flexible accommodation set in 10 acres of country gardens and woodland... ...

Letton Hall

Wales
Science, History, Physical Education, Romans, Tudors, Industrial, Victorian, Physics, SEN


Located in the heart of Cardiff Bay and under the iconic roof of Wales Millennium Centre, we provide tailor-made stays for groups in order to ensure that your stay in the Welsh capital is jam-packed full of outdoor and indoor adventure. ...

Cardiff City Sleepover

East Midlands
Citizenship, History, PSHE, Saxons, Medieval, Tudors, Industrial, Victorian, 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
Southport Eco Centre
Southport Eco Centre
★★★★★

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


We offer exciting, memorable, hands-on educational workshops covering a range of curriculum topics. We have a superb teacher satisfaction rate with many supporting testimonials. We endeavour to make your day with us best fit the needs of your pupils....

Southport Eco Centre
★★★★★

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


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

London & South East
English, History, Geography, Tudors, Victorian, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies


LTC Eastbourne is a residential centre located in a former home of the Dukes of Devonshire, a Grade 1 listed building in a 10-hectare private park just 15 minutes' walk from the centre of Eastbourne. ...

LTC Eastbourne

North
Science, History, Geography, Prehistory, Victorian, Human Geography, SEN


We deliver a hands-on, local evidence based Stone Age/Pre-history day using in-house designed, engaging and unique resources. We can accommodate double classes. Our teacher feedback and repeat visit rates are excellent, come and try it for yourself! ...

History Trips

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


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

South West
History, Physical Education, Languages, Prehistory, Romans, Tudors, Industrial, Victorian, SEN


Grittleton Manor House is ideal for school groups wanting secure residential accommodation, set in acres of parkland and playing fields, on the edge of the Cotswold National Park. Access to Bath and Bristol is just half an hour away! ...

Grittleton Manor House

London & South East, North
History, Victorian, SEN


Travel back in time with the famous Lady with the Lamp and learn about her life during the Victorian times and in particular the impact she had on nursing and the sanitisation of our hospitals. ...

Florence Nightingale Workshop
★★★★★

North East
History, Medieval, Tudors, Victorian, SEN


A school visit to Whitby Abbey is a unique experience where we offer free self-led visits. Having endured coastal erosion and stormy weather, destruction during the Dissolution of the Monasteries under the rule of King Henry VIII. ...

Whitby Abbey
Scout Adventures Downe
Scout Adventures Downe
★★★★★

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


Downe is home to the historic home of Charles Darwin, which we can help you arrange a trip to....

Scout Adventures Downe
★★★★★

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

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

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

North
History, Geography, Prehistory, Medieval, Victorian, SEN


Beeston Castle with its impressive location and natural defences has been home to prehistoric settlers, great barons, it's acted as a defence against aristocratic rivals and it's even been an important English Civil War stronghold. ...

Pre History Trips at Beeston Castle

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


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

All UK Regions
History, Geography, Vikings, Tudors, Victorian, worldwar, Human Geography, Physical, SEN


Sally Spade, an enthusiastic explorer and writer, is keen to share her knowledge and love of famous explorers and exciting countries she has visited on her travels. This is a whistle stop tour and perfect accompaniment to your KS1 geography topic. ...

Around The World'-A Geographical Adventure!

London & South East
Science, History, Art, Prehistory, Saxons, Medieval, Tudors, Victorian, 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
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
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

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

London & South East
Science, History, Geography, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Industrial, Victorian, worldwar, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Human Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, SEN, Twentieth Century


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

London & South East
History, Drama, Music, Art, Industrial, Victorian, 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, 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

All UK Regions
History, Victorian, SEN


It is Christmas! Fire up the festive spirit with this wonderful Victorian workshop, perfect for inspiring your pupils to find the true beginnings of Christmas. With our pop-up theatre, exciting storytelling and wonderful Christmas cheer. Book NOW ...

Victorian Christmas Workshop

Midlands
English, Maths, History, Prehistory, Victorian, SEN


In beautiful rural Worcestershire, discover over 1000 years of history and intriguing stories of the county’s past at. Through role-play and immersive learning, pupils can step back in time in the Worcestershire County Museum at Hartlebury Castle. ...

County Museum at Hartlebury Castle
Dan Tastic History
Dan Tastic History
★★★★★

All UK Regions
Science, History, Geography, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Victorian, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Human Geography, SEN


Dan Tastic Education brings history to life with incredible Wow Days! Your pupils will be inspired to read, write & enjoy learning by having a 'real' historical character visit the school with a vast array of props & tales of exciting adventures! ...

Dan Tastic History
★★★★★

Suffragettes Workshop
Suffragettes Workshop
★★★★★

London & South East, North
History, Victorian, SEN


Have an actor visit your school to help bring your school topic to life. In this drama workshop, the Suffragette movement has been formed and the members are working tirelessly to secure equal rights and the vote for women. ...

Suffragettes Workshop
★★★★★

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
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
★★★★★

Midlands
Citizenship, History, Design Technology, Physical Education, Art, SEN, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Victorian, SEN


Learn outside the classroom at Warwick Castle: A fortress over 950 years old! Experience the fun of real history with educational Tours, fun curriculum based workshops and daily shows that include our incredible Birds of prey and Mighty Trebuchet! ...

Warwick Castle

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

All UK Regions
History, Drama, Victorian, 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

All UK Regions
English, History, Victorian, SEN


Arty-Fact Theatre has been visiting schools for 20 years. We our proud to be touring the UK with OLIVER TWIST production & fully interactive Workhouse Workshop Experience. The show has it all from poor Oliver being lost in London to meeting Fagin ...

Oliver Twist production and Workhouse Workshop Experience

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

Wales
History, Accommodation Only, Medieval, Industrial, Victorian


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

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


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 period of Britain's history....

York City Overnight Trip

London & South East
History, Design Technology, Geography, SEN, Tudors, Industrial, Victorian, Human Geography


Observe London’s iconic landscape from a unique classroom in the sky. Discover the city's geographical and historical features and analyse London’s changing architecture and its impact. ...

Coca-Cola London Eye

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


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

London & South East
English, History, Religious Education, Medieval, Tudors, Victorian, SEN


The Charterhouse has been living the nation’s history since 1348. Founded as a medieval monastery of the Carthusian order, the site became a Tudor mansion, a boys’ school, and an almshouse, which it remains to this day. ...

The Charterhouse

All UK Regions
History, Music, Art, SEN, Victorian


Celebrate Black History Month this October with an African drumming workshop and African mask painting and dance workshops. Led by professional dancers and skilled facilitators these workshops are fully interactive and always memorable. ...

Black History month

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


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

London & South East
History, Religious Education, Art, Saxons, Victorian, SEN


The Shrine explores how the pagan Saxons, and ultimately all of England, became Christian. It also provides what is regarded as a perfect example of the Neo Gothic style in art and architecture which is so typical of the Victorian era. ...

Saints, Saxons and Victorian Builders

East Midlands
Citizenship, History, Geography, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, Victorian, Human Geography, SEN


Oakham Castle is a Norman Great hall built between 1180 and 1190 and used for over 800 years as a court. Our Immersive Education Sessions place the children right in the heart of the history they are learning about. ...

Oakham Castle

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
Quarry Bank Mill
Quarry Bank Mill
★★★★★

North
History, Industrial, Victorian


Visit Quarry Bank at Styal in the north west of England and discover the compelling story of mill workers, entrepreneurs and the Industrial Revolution. ...

Quarry Bank Mill
★★★★★

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


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

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

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


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