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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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Edinburgh City Tour
Edinburgh City Tour

History, Medieval, Tudors, Victorian

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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.

Suffragettes Workshop
Suffragettes Workshop

History, Victorian, Edwardian, worldwar, Twentieth Century, SEN

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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

Immersive Experiences
Immersive Experiences

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

History Dance Workshops
History Dance Workshops

Citizenship, History, Greeks, Ancient Civilisations, Egyptians, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, Victorian, Edwardian, worldwar, Twentieth Century, Performing Arts, Dance, Music, Physical Education, PSHE

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History dance workshops for schools help enrich your pupil's learning from £1.43 per pupil. Explore various dances from historical periods and bring the subject to life with outside of the classroom learning.




Dan Tastic History
Dan Tastic History

History, Prehistory, Greeks, Ancient Civilisations, Egyptians, Celts, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Victorian

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

Florence Nightingale Workshop
Florence Nightingale Workshop

History, Victorian, Significant Individuals, SEN

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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

Chatsworth
Chatsworth

English, Science, Biology, History, Elizabethans, Monarchs, Georgian, Victorian, Art, PSHE, SEN

Our new interactive learning experience 'Explore the House' covers a number of historic periods and topics: the learning team will facilitate a visit linked to history or art and design in this interactive 90-minute experience. The North Wing of the house was built during the Victorian era. Victoria

Day Visits
Day Visits

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.


Victorian Workshop
Victorian Workshop

Citizenship, Maths, History, Victorian, Design Technology, PSHE, SEN

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

Skern Lodge
Skern Lodge

Citizenship, English, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, Geology, History, Egyptians, Vikings, Victorian, Physical Education, PSHE, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN

In 1863, the seaside resort of Westward Ho! was founded. Many hotels and boarding houses were built and it became a place for wealthy Victorians to come and relax in the coastal waters. Touring around Westward Ho!, many of these grand properties can be still seen and with the addition of period pho

The Island Classroom
The Island Classroom

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,

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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.

Portals To The Past
Portals To The Past

English, Geography, Human Geography, History, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Victorian, worldwar

COVID-19 OFFER
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.


The Victorians!
The Victorians!

History, Victorian

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Session 1 – Strict Schoolmasters: We recreate the austere setting of the Victorian schoolroom right in your classroom and take children on a journey to the kind of schooling their great-great grandparents experienced. Session 2 – The Great Railway Roll-out: One of the defining advancements

Victorians
Victorians

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.

Theatre Workshop
Theatre Workshop

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

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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

Gladstone Pottery Museum
Gladstone Pottery Museum

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


Malvern Hills
Malvern Hills

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.

YHA London Thameside
YHA London Thameside

English, Science, Biology, History, Medieval, Tudors, Industrial, Victorian, Physical Education, Accommodation Only

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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.

York City Overnight Trip
York City Overnight Trip

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

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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

National Museum Cardiff
National Museum Cardiff

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.


Florence Nightingale
Florence Nightingale

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.

Equity Primary Trips to London
Equity Primary Trips to London

History, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, Industrial, Victorian, worldwar, Twentieth Century, Music, Art

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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.

Cultural Tour of London for International Schools
Cultural Tour of London for International Schools

English, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Medieval, Tudors, Industrial, Victorian, Art

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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.

Shrewsbury Escape Room-The Cell
Shrewsbury Escape Room-The Cell

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 Prison
Shrewsbury Prison

Citizenship, History, Victorian, Twentieth Century, PSHE, 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

Maths Workshops
Maths Workshops

Citizenship, Maths, Physics, 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

The Very Elegant Victorian
The Very Elegant Victorian

History, Victorian, Performing Arts, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
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.

Shepton Mallet Prison
Shepton Mallet Prison

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


History Workshops
History Workshops

History, Prehistory, Greeks, Ancient Civilisations, Egyptians, Celts, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Tudors, Industrial, Victorian, worldwar, Twentieth Century, Significant Individuals, Beyond Living Memory, Performing Arts, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
The wife of Sryie Barnado takes the children on a journey through Victorian times and helps the children learn about the poor house, mudlarking and Victorian schooling along with exciting inventions during the industrial revolution. The children will have the opportunity to visit The Great Exhibitio

Cardiff Castle
Cardiff Castle

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.

YHA Cardiff Central
YHA Cardiff Central

History, Medieval, Industrial, Victorian, Accommodation Only

COVID-19 OFFER
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.

STEM and History Trips
STEM and History Trips

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


Day Visits
Day Visits

English, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Physics, Biology, History, Victorian, Twentieth Century, Art, Wildlife, Bushcraft

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

Blenheim Palace
Blenheim Palace

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

History and Field Studies
History and Field Studies

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

Summerlee Victorian Life
Summerlee Victorian Life

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.


Christmas with Dickens
Christmas with Dickens

History, Victorian, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
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

Immersive Storytelling
Immersive Storytelling

English, History, Prehistory, Greeks, Ancient Civilisations, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Victorian, Edwardian

Covid-safe in-person performances designed to stimulate children's creativity and love of literacy

Hands on History
Hands on History

History, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, Georgian, Industrial, Victorian, Edwardian

Immersive historical learning experiences take you back in time with fully custom-made experiences.

Geography Galore – Southampton Docks and Solent
Geography Galore – Southampton Docks and Solent

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

COVID-19 OFFER
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!


Victorian Workshop & Wow Day
Victorian Workshop & Wow Day

History, Victorian

Dan Tastic Education uses a wide array of props, historical items, videos, group discussion and teacher in role style student participation to cover the following topics during a Victorian Wow Day: Queen Victoria Life in the 1800s The British Empire Florence Nightingale Karl Benz & the First

Victorian Workshop
Victorian Workshop

History, Victorian, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
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

Frogmore Paper Mill
Frogmore Paper Mill

Science, Chemistry, History, Industrial, Victorian, Twentieth Century, Design Technology, Art, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
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

Braeside Residential
Braeside Residential

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

COVID-19 OFFER
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.


Audley End
Audley End

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.

Oliver Twist production and Workhouse Workshop Experience
Oliver Twist production and Workhouse Workshop Experience

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

Leeds Castle
Leeds Castle

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.

Kenwood House
Kenwood House

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-


Osborne
Osborne

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

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