The Victorians

Learning Sessions

Hove Museum & Art Gallery

Victorian Bygones 1 hour, onsite, all KS

Turn history detective with our Victorian household objects and find out how travel, trade and technology affected life at home during Queen Victoria’s reign.

Toys 1 hour, onsite, KS1

Come and see all sorts of toys, old and new, from Victorian china dolls and old teddy bears to toys that children would have made and played with in the street. Make your own cup and ball to take home with you. 


Booth Museum of Natural History

Meet the Booths 1.5 hours, onsite, KS2

How did the Victorians gain their knowledge of the natural world? Meet the remarkable Victorians Mr or Mrs Booth who will uncover the intriguing world of the Victorian collector. Students discover how real Victorian naturalists set about sorting, classifying and understanding the world in which they lived.


The Royal Pavilion

Her Majesty's Servants – Victorian Costumed Tour 1.5 hours, onsite, KS2 (Oct-Feb only)

Come dressed as one of Queen Victoria’s servants and help us prepare the Palace for her visit. Learn more about the typical daily duties of a real Victorian servant.


Preston Manor

Let's be Victorian Servants 1.5 hours, onsite, KS1

Come dressed as a Victorian servant to Preston Manor and find out more about the jobs a servant would do and what life was like for them. Experience what life was like for a Victorian servant by doing  some of the household chores yourself.  

Situations Vacant – Victorian role play 2 hours, onsite, KS2

Find out what life was really like for Victorian servants in a grand house. Come dressed as a servant applying for a job as a lower servant. Fully immerse yourself into the role. 


Old Police Cells Museum

Brighton and Policing 1.5 hours, onsite, KS2&3

Find out how policing began in the UK and how it changed as the town grew from 1832, in the former police station. 


Brighton Beach Punch & Judy

Oh We Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside (outreach: KS1, KS2)

Who’s over 350 years old and can visit your school? None other than Mr. Punch. With all that history at his wooden fingertips he can help you bring it to life in your classroom.  A visit from a real Punch & Judy ‘Professor’ for a 1.5 hr session tailored to your learning topic includes a performance, a handling collection of puppets, a small display, plenty of Q&A and guaranteed enjoyment.


Brighton Toy & Model Museum

Sessions last between 1.5 and 3 hours, subject to school request. Bespoke sessions and outreach sessions available. Sessions can be enhanced by one of our puppet shows (30 minutes).

The Victorians KS2

How artefacts in the toy museum represent Victorian life, focusing as requested on the changing role of transport, the growing importance of the seaside as a holiday location, and the issues of toys and play.  


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