Heritage Education – Victorians at St Johns – Mob Caps to Top Hats

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Key stage:  1
Delivered at: St Johns House Museum, Warwick
Duration: 1 hour
Capacity: 30
Main focus: History, English
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This workshop is usually booked alongside other Victorian’s at St Johns workshops as part of a whole day’s programme of activity. We can accommodate groups of 90 at St Johns House Museum. If your group is larger please call to discuss.
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Workshop outline
Find out about the clothes worn by Victorian adults and children in this hands on workshop using real and replica Victorian clothing. Investigate Victorian clothes; how they were made and what they were made from? Guess how many layers of clothes a Victorian lady wore and do you think you could climb a tree in a corset? How is this different to the clothes you wear today? Using replica costume, the class can try on, learn about the differences between the clothes of the rich and poor.
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Key skills covered
  • Historic enquiry
  • Empathy with children in the past
  • Questioning
  • Chronological understanding
  • Talk about how life was different in the past
  • Understand the difference between rich and poor Victorians

To make a booking enquiry click here