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This workshop investigates the life of a child in Victorian Coventry. Led by a facilitator your group will learn about why the Guildhall opened as a soup kitchen in 1861 and how destitution affected the children of Coventry. Students will explore food and Victorian inventions in the medieval kitchen, investigate the wool industry, experience life as a working Victorian child by having a go at weaving, carding and wool winding, investigate Victorian toys and make their own peg doll.

Key info

Suitable for: KS2

Age Groups: 7-11

Subjects: History

Topics: Local History, Storytelling, Team Building, Toys Throughout the Years, Victorians

Type: At Venue

Duration: 2 hours

Cost: Tickets just £5 per student

Dates: Ongoing

SEND: Yes - suitable for students with SEND

We regularly check that the costs and information are the latest and most up-to-date. However, please contact us directly if you need any further information or have a particular question. Unless specified otherwise, all prices include VAT.

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