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Toys and Homes

Toys and homes

Choose between toys or homes or a mixture of both for this session. 

The amazing Hollytrees dolls house gives children a birds-eye view of life in the past. It allows them to compare their lives with the Round family and their servants who lived in Hollytrees and to ask their own questions about life in the past.

Dressing up in aprons and waistcoats, children travel back in time to discover answers for themselves through a variety of practical activities.

Full Day Session

£4.60 per child

Hollytrees Museum

Homes: Exploring life in Hollytrees

  • Handle mystery objects and work out who used them.
  • Find out how things worked without electricity.
  • Help the servant sort and clean the household’s washing and discover what hard work it was.

Toys: Exploring toys and games from the past

  • play with a variety of old toys and games
  • sort and compare old and new toys, investigating their different mechanisms and materials
  • write on a slate and experience what it was like for children who had lessons at home

Homes: Exploring life in Hollytrees

  • Handle mystery objects and work out who used them.
  • Find out how things worked without electricity.
  • Help the servant sort and clean the household’s washing and discover what hard work it was.

 

Toys: Exploring toys and games from the past

  • play with a variety of old toys and games
  • sort and compare old and new toys, investigating their different mechanisms and materials
  • write on a slate and experience what it was like for children who had lessons at home

Minimum charge may apply. Prices are valid until 31st March 2018.

All school, nursery and group visits must be booked in advance.

We are now invoicing all school groups for their visits. Invoices will follow approximately 10 working days from the date of your trip. The number of children indicated on the booking form is an approximate. You will only be charged for the number of children who actually visit on the day.

To enquire about a visit or to make a booking please contact us.

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“It has deepened children’s understanding of both toys in the past and how children’s lives have changed.”

Teacher

Myland Primary School

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