Victorians at Milestones Museum
We were very lucky travel to the Milestones museum and experience firsthand what it might have been like to live during the Victorian era. After a very long coach journey we were split into classes to explore what life was like in a Victorian school and how Victorian people shopped.
For the Victorian school, the children had to line up in two separate lines of girls and boys and when they walked in they were not allowed to talk unless spoken to by the teacher. Some of the children actually enjoyed this (as did all the adults) however most children did not like the idea of not being able to talk!! In the classroom, the children had an English lesson practicing their handwriting using slate and chalk and a maths lesson using an abacus.
To find out what shopping during the Victorian period was like, the children were asked to help the shopkeeper with her list of jobs to get ready for Queen Victoria’s Jubilee party. This involved using old money to buy goods, post invitations around the street to the invited guests and make sure they had the correct amount of ingredients to make the food and cake.
The Children had a fantastic day and found being surrounded by history for the day really interesting, if not very tiring!