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The Victorian School Room Experience

Children and adults alike can enjoy a unique  schoolroom experience as they step back in time and enjoy an educational school room re-enactment.

You can shiver at the discipline, write on slates, read from the blackboard, count on the abacus, and practice your drill, as well as play traditional games.

A session in the school room can be paired with related extension activities such as ;

“Visualising Life in Victorian England”,

“Developing  Victorain  Time Line” or  learn how to use “Old Photographs as Evidence”.

The extension activities can be customised to the requirements of particular year groups and in keeping with your locality.

Authentic costumes are provided for boys and girls.

For teaching resources please click here



A full days experience includes a morning of history based activities and an afternoon of re-enactment. 

Including the use of costumes and refreshments

A full day’s activity costs £200.00


Upcoming Events

Sunderland In 1831

Nill Greenwell

Monday 24 September 2018

"Forward, Forward Sisters" By Margaret Atkinson

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 1918 Act of Parliament allowing women to stand for election to the House of Commons. Also the anniversary for all men and some women voting for the first time in the general election of December 1918. 6.3

Friday 26 October 2018

You click the button, we do the rest! Photographs as Historical Evidence

By Stuart Miller

Monday 29 October 2018

Your Country Needs You!

Through The Words of The War Poets: WWI Remembered a dramatic Interpretations with The Donnison Players. Wine and Cheese £10.00

Friday 09 November 2018

Stand By Your Beds! National Service Conscription

By Jack Curtis

Monday 26 November 2018

The Northern Saints

By Carol Elva Carlyon

Monday 03 December 2018

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