Using original objects, discover the different items found in the Victorian home and how they were used by members of the household both practically and as decorative items. It is also a great opportunity to compare them to our modern appliances and the impact of electricity and heating. Children will look at decorative ceramics within the collection to inspire them to create their own plate design to take back to school.

Our popular hands on workshops are led by a member of the Museum Learning Team and have a mixture of replica and original objects for your class to explore and enjoy. Plus, children get to make something to take home on the day.

Key learning outcomes:

Students will develop a deeper understanding of key historical concepts such as continuity and change as well as historical enquiry skills. They will ask and answer questions and see how historical artefacts can be a primary source of evidence of the past. Using the familiar context of ‘home’ will enable children to develop empathy for past lives, identifying both similarities and differences.

Main learning approaches:

Enquiry-based learning
Active learning
Collaborative learning

Planning a visit:

Workshops last approximately 1 hour

Most leave plenty of time for schools to combine led sessions with independent exploration of the Museum, especially our treasured Victorian Street.

£35 per workshop (up to 30 children), plus £1.50 museum admission charge per child.

Spaces to eat packed lunches are provided when booking led sessions.

For further information about this workshop, how to book and the wider school offer at Preston Park Museum and Grounds please visit the website and contact the Learning Officer.