Heritage Education – Victorians at St Johns

Allow your class to immerse themselves in a realistic experience of Victorian life. Each workshop lasts an hour.
Choose from different sessions to build your own day visit for memorable experiences. Choose from different sessions to build your own day visit.

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Victorian Laundry A hands-on workshop with Charlotte the laundry maid. Turn the mangle, pump the water and grate the soap to get the washing done.

Victorian Schoolroom at St Johns House MuseumThe Victorian Schoolroom Our Victorian school teacher is expecting you. Experience a Victorian school lesson, write on slates, count on the abacus and don’t be late.

Victorian ClassroomVictorian Schoolroom Extension Activities Give your class extra time to try some Victorian classroom activities. They can try writing on a slate or copy drawing, like a Victorian school child. Please note that session contents vary by Key Stage.

Upstairs, Downstairs Investigate everyday life in two very different Victorian households? What were the main differences between rich and poor?

Mob Caps to Top Hats What clothes did Victorian children wear? Look at and try on a range of replica and real clothing from our handling collection.

Discover St Johns Take a self guided tour and find out more about the museum. Use our quiz card pack to guide you. (This session is free of charge).

                 Ice Creams and Away Days Experience summer as the Victorians would have done. Take part in a Victorian school lesson and make ice cream with our Victorian cook. Find out how the Victorians enjoyed their summer holidays.

            Victorian Christmas Celebrate Christmas as the Victorians would have done. Take part in a Victorian school lesson and help the cook make the Christmas pudding.