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Victorian Lives

Explore what it was like to live in Hollytrees in the past and discover what it was like for children living in Victorian Britain.

Based on the 1881 census, Hollytrees dolls house gives children a unique glimpse into everyday life in Hollytrees.

A close examination of the 1881 census provides evidence about the people living in the house and raises questions for them to investigate.

Full Day Session

£4.50 per child

Hollytrees Museum

The session includes: 

  • Exploring the status, fashion and materials as the group dress Mr and Mrs Round, from corset to top hat.
  • Handling mystery household objects to find clues about the lives of the people who used them.
  • Writing on a slate and experience what it may have been like to have lessons in your home.
  • Discovering what was involved in doing the household’s laundry and investigate the effect of changes of technology.

A whole day visit provides an opportunity for children to explore the toys gallery to look at mechanisms and optical toys, then make their own zoetrope and experiment with early animation.

The session includes: 

  • Exploring the status, fashion and materials as the group dress Mr and Mrs Round, from corset to top hat.
  • Handling mystery household objects to find clues about the lives of the people who used them.
  • Writing on a slate and experience what it may have been like to have lessons in your home.
  • Discovering what was involved in doing the household’s laundry and investigate the effect of changes of technology.

A whole day visit provides an opportunity for children to explore the toys gallery to look at mechanisms and optical toys, then make their own zoetrope and experiment with early animation.

Minimum charge may apply. Prices are valid until 31st March 2017.

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

Teacher

Maylandsea Primary School

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