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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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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

The Architecture Workshops Association have been running fun and engaging workshops since 1996 that engage with pupils and providing catalytic support for teachers. Fitting with the national curriculum on numerous levels, not only the obvious STEM elements and History, but we help develop pupils Fine and Gross Motor Skills as well as a their independent thought and problem solving skills, thereby increasing their self esteem. ...

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Chocolate Workshops
Chocolate Workshops

History, Ancient Civilisations, Victorian, Food, Farm

In the Celebrate Cacao! 'Victorian Chocolate' workshop, children learn all about the importance of hot chocolate to the Victorians, delve into the importance of Victorian inventions such as the hydraulic press for pressing out cocoa butter and learn about the invention of chocolate as a solid bar. T

YMCA Bath
YMCA Bath

Geography, Environmental Geography, History, Celts, Romans, Saxons, Georgian, Victorian, Accommodation Only

In 1830, Princess Victoria opened the Royal Victoria Park. It has 56 acres of parkland, contains trees and shrubs from around the world and was designed by the City architect, Edward Davis. Victoria did not return to Bath as Queen. During her visit, it is said that a resident of Bath commented on th

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.

History Workshops
History Workshops

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

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During our Victorian Drama Hut workshop, discover what it was like to live and work in the ever changing Victorian Britain. Experience 'Mudlarking' in the Thames, visit a workhouse and become part of The Great Exhibition, meeting Queen Victoria herself.




The Royal Parks
The Royal Parks

English, Maths, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Physics, Biology, History, Tudors, Victorian, Art, Wildlife, SEN

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Connect with nature and learn about the park environment, wildlife and heritage with hands-on practical activities in Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. We offer a wide range of safe, secure and fun outdoor learning experiences for all ages.

The Victorians!
The Victorians!

laptop icon online workshop available
History, Victorian

COVID-19 OFFER
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

Florence Nightingale - In School
Florence Nightingale - In School

History, Victorian, Significant Individuals, Beyond Living Memory

COVID-19 OFFER
Our workshop supports children to explore artefacts, accounts, images through hands-on learning and role-play, and encourages children to develop a deeper understanding of what life was like for people living in the Victorian era. We also explore the challenges that Florence Nightingale and her nurs

Crime & Punishment
Crime & Punishment

History, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Elizabethans, Victorian

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CRIME & PUNISHMENT INTRODUCTION - We start any part of this workshop by giving you a broad overview of the topic. This is then followed by smaller activities that focus on the different era's that we are covering. VICTORIAN CRIME & PUNISHMENT The children will look at how the use of


Engage with history at the National Emergency Services Museum
Engage with history at the National Emergency Services Museum

History, Tudors, Victorian, worldwar, Twentieth Century, Beyond Living Memory, Local History

A trip to our museum brings history to life, engaging and immersing your learners in some amazing stories, experiences and people from the past - all within the walls of our historic home, a Victorian police, fire and ambulance station.

York
York

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.

Immersive Experiences
Immersive Experiences

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

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

COVID-19 OFFER
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.


Historical Trips
Historical Trips

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.

Days trips to the National Emergency Services Museum
Days trips to the National Emergency Services Museum

Citizenship, Science, Biology, History, Tudors, Victorian, worldwar, Twentieth Century, Beyond Living Memory, Local History, Design Technology, PSHE

A trip to the National Emergency Services Museum brings learning alive like nowhere else, delivering engaging workshops, costumed characters and original hands-on objects, all within the walls of a historic police, fire and ambulance station.

Perlethorpe Environmental Education Centre
Perlethorpe Environmental Education Centre

Geography, Environmental Geography, Science, Biology, History, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Victorian, worldwar, Physical Education, Art, Wildlife, Bushcraft, SEN

Bring your class along to Perlethorpe to experience a day in the life of school children in Victorian times and learn what life was like during this period. The classroom has been restored to its original layout from 1861 so it truly will be a step back in time! Your class will get to wear costumes

Florence Nightingale - Online
Florence Nightingale - Online

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History, Victorian, Significant Individuals, Beyond Living Memory

COVID-19 OFFER
Who was Florence Nightingale and just how important was her role in improving hospital conditions for soldiers in the Crimea? Come with us as we find out how Florence challenged the stereotype of nurses and influenced a new way of nursing through our interactive online workshop.


Braeside Residential
Braeside Residential

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

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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.

Day Visits
Day Visits

Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Victorian, Design Technology, Physical Education, Art, Wildlife, SEN

The WaterWorks Discovery Day 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.

Edinburgh City Tour
Edinburgh City Tour

History, Medieval, Tudors, Victorian

COVID-19 OFFER
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.

Leeds Castle
Leeds Castle

English, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Saxons, Medieval, Tudors, Monarchs, Victorian, Beyond Living Memory, Local History, 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.


Theatre Workshop
Theatre Workshop

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

COVID-19 OFFER
Do you think you would have liked to have been a child during Victorian Times.? Have a visit from our amazing Workshop team to find out. would you have liked to have gone to school during those times, what would your job have been. Working in a big house or down the mines

Victorian Workshop
Victorian Workshop

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History, Monarchs, Victorian, Performing Arts, SEN

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Our professional costumed actor will take on the role of 'Syrie Barnardo', the wife of Thomas Barnardo, who established Britains first children's home in 1867. Through improvisation and role play, we travel back in time to experience the harsh life of the poor in a typical 'Workhouse' and meet the

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

Railway Museum
Railway Museum

Science, Physics, History, Industrial, Victorian, Edwardian, worldwar, Significant Individuals, Beyond Living Memory, Design Technology, Computing, SEN

Explore over 100 years of railway life in historic Station Hall, a former goods shed now home to our inspiring collection. Built in the 1870s, Station Hall was once home to York’s main goods station. Today you can soak up the atmosphere of this historic building as you explore vehicles spanning a


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

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

Leighton Hall
Leighton Hall

English, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Physics, Biology, History, Victorian, Twentieth Century, Local History, Food, 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

Aylmerton Outdoor Education Centre
Aylmerton Outdoor Education Centre

Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, History, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Victorian, Twentieth Century, Physical Education, SEN

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!


British Motor Museum
British Motor Museum

Maths, Science, Physics, History, Industrial, Victorian, Local History, Design Technology, PSHE, SEN

What was it like to drive the first cars? What forces act on a car in motion? How does a vehicle’s purpose influence its design? Find the answers to these questions and many, many more when you book a visit to the British Motor Museum!

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

COVID-19 OFFER
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.

Suffragettes Workshop
Suffragettes Workshop

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History, Victorian, Edwardian, worldwar, Twentieth Century, Significant Individuals, Performing Arts, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
During this Drama Hut Workshop, we meet Sylvia, (the daughter of WSPU founder Emmeline Pankhurst) as she leads the children to explore the Suffragette movement, how it was formed and the gruelling fight to secure equal rights and the vote for women!

Perlethorpe Environmental Education Centre
Perlethorpe Environmental Education Centre

English, Maths, Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Archaeology, Geology, History, Saxons, Vikings, Victorian, worldwar, Religious Education, Physical Education, Art, Bushcraft

Bring your class along to Perlethorpe to experience a day in the life of school children in Victorian times and learn what life was like during this period. The classroom has been restored to its original layout from 1861 so it truly will be a step back in time! Your class will get to wear costumes


Chatsworth
Chatsworth

Science, Biology, History, Elizabethans, Monarchs, Georgian, Victorian, Art, Farm, 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

Equity Primary Trips to London
Equity Primary Trips to London

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

COVID-19 OFFER
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.

Immersive Storytelling
Immersive Storytelling

laptop icon online workshop available
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

Kenwood House
Kenwood House

History, Victorian, Black History, 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-


Shrewsbury Prison
Shrewsbury Prison

Citizenship, Geography, Fieldstudies, Archaeology, History, Georgian, Victorian, Twentieth Century, Local History, PSHE, SEN

Shrewsbury Prison is the World’s most interactive prison, that inspires people, educating, engaging and immersing visitors through a journey behind bars.

Cornwall Art Tour
Cornwall Art Tour

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.

Freshwater Online Workshops
Freshwater Online Workshops

English, History, Greeks, Tudors, Victorian, Significant Individuals, Black History, Languages

Supporting schools who are adapting to cloud-based learning, as well as reaching new schools who are usually outside of our regional availability. Freshwater Online provides live interactive workshops to schools all across the UK.

Audley End
Audley End

History, Victorian, Art

Enjoy a free self-led visit and experience parts of the beautiful 17th century mansion, service wing, kitchen garden and grounds. Say hello to our resident horses in the stable block and visit the Coal Gallery, once a hive of activity, as we recreate the hustle and bustle of servants' daily routines


Victorians
Victorians

laptop icon online workshop available
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.

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.

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!


A Victorian Christmas
A Victorian Christmas

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English, History, Victorian, Performing Arts, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
During this Drama Hut Workshop, we meet 'Flora', a Victorian carol singer! She is eager to share her tales and experiences of the infamous 'Ebenezer Scrooge'! Using improvisation, song games and role play, explore what a Victorian Christmas was like!

Victorian Schooldays
Victorian Schooldays

History, Victorian

Transport your classroom back to 1899 and give your children a lesson they won’t forget as our Victorian schoolteacher assesses handwriting, drill and arithmetic.

York City Overnight Trip
York City Overnight Trip

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

COVID-19 OFFER
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

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


Florence Nightingale
Florence Nightingale

Science, Biology, History, Victorian, Significant Individuals

Travelling with Florence to Scutari hospital and role-playing scenes from her life, your class will explore her childhood memories as well as her nursing legacy in this exciting drama workshop.

Victorians
Victorians

History, Industrial, Victorian, Performing Arts, Music, Art

COVID-19 OFFER
The day is divided into 3 sessions. 1. A talk about the Victorians, how they came to be, Queen Victoria herself, the Industrial revolution, money, farming, cities etc. The children design their own penny to be used later. 2. A Victorian classroom experience 3. Games lesson - Victorian style, also

Hands on History Online
Hands on History Online

laptop icon online workshop available
History, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, Monarchs, Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian, worldwar

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

 Victorians
Victorians

History, Victorian, Performing Arts

Children will learn about: – Key dates during the period. – Queen Victoria – her coronation and reign. – Children at work in the mills, with a focus on the dangers faced by these children. – Children at work in the mines, the different jobs that children did and what these entailed.


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.

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

Shepton Mallet Prison
Shepton Mallet Prison

Citizenship, Geography, Fieldstudies, Archaeology, History, Georgian, Victorian, Twentieth Century, Local History, PSHE, SEN

Shepton Mallet Prison is a World Class tourism experience that inspires people, educating, engaging and immersing visitors through a journey behind bars.

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


Florence Nightingale Workshop
Florence Nightingale Workshop

laptop icon online workshop available
History, Victorian, Significant Individuals, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
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

Victorians
Victorians

History, Victorian

COVID-19 OFFER
VICTORIAN INTRODUCTION - Let us teach you about the rise of Queen Victoria - her triumphs and her failures. DR BARNADO - We will teach the children about how the first children's home was opened in Victorian times by Dr Barnado. They will learn about the story and also re-enact portio

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
Florence Nightingale

History, Victorian, Significant Individuals, Performing Arts

Alone in the night, the Lady with the Lamp walks the halls of the hospital checking on the sick and wounded. In this One Day drama workshop, discover Florence Nightingale's many accomplishments and how her efforts saved the lives of so many.

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