NEW from September 2018

The new Victorians programme is designed to immerse the visiting students in history and to utilise the museum’s Victorian streets, displays and collections of original objects. They will be led by a Costumed Interpreter, and will be made up of four 45 minute sessions consisting of two led sessions, plus one for lunch, and one for free time.

KS1 Victorians

Victorian Shopping

How did Victorians shop? An interactive session visiting Milestones' Victorian shops and shop frontages to compare Victorian lifestyles and shopping experience with today. Why might you visit an ironmonger? What did a milliner sell? What were the shopkeepers doing to the food that led to the introduction of packaging?

Victorian School lesson

A full Victorian School lesson in our newly created Victorian Board School room, pitched at KS1. The Costumed Interpreter will be in role as a Victorian school teacher, and the students will be Victorian students! This involves costume, learning rules, drill and discipline, and lessons on the 3 Rs: writing Victorian style script on slates with slate pencils; arithmetic using abaci; reading by rote.

KS2 Victorians

Introduction to the Industrial Revolution and change

The Costumed Interpreter will be in role as a member of the Tasker family, who ran an iron foundry in Andover and built steam engines. This session will cover the changes in industry, machines, and power e.g. cast iron, how a steam engine works and how these drove social and industrial change in Victorian times. Please note that this session is still being finalised but is likely to include an introduction to Taskers and the iron foundry and why cast iron was important, a demonstration of how a steam engine works, and an activity focused on the museum objects.

Victorian School lesson

Pitched at KS2, a full Victorian School lesson in our newly created Victorian Board School room. The Costumed Interpreter will be in role as a Victorian school teacher, and the students will be Victorian students! This involves costume, learning rules, drill and discipline, and lessons on the 3 Rs: writing Victorian style script on slates with slate pencils; arithmetic using abaci; reading by rote.

 

In addition to participating in two led sessions, there is also free time to look around the rest of the museum.

We can accommodate up to 3 classes per day for this programme.

For further information please contact: milestones.schools@hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk.