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What can objects tell us about life in Victorian East London?

Explore real 19th century artefacts in this investigative object handling session. Students will get hands-on with original tools, everyday household objects and photographs for a glimpse into jobs and living conditions for people who lived near the docks. You’ll also have a chance to find out more in their galleries,  including a walk through an evocative recreation of 19th century Sailortown.

Key info

Suitable for: KS2

Age Groups: 7-11

Subjects: History

Topics: River Thames, Victorians

Type: At Venue

Duration: 60 minutes, plus 60 minute gallery visit

Cost: Free

Dates: Check website for current availability to avoid disappointment

Max. Group Size: 35

SEND: Yes - sessions can be adapted for SEND groups on request

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