Going to the Seaside (or, how Queen Victoria invented Holidays)
Site: Abbey House Museum
History, Geography, Literacy
A member of staff or freelancer leads this activity.
This workshop compares seaside holidays today with those in the recent past and with those taken a long time ago by examining a range of objects and photos from the museum’s collections. Themes include: how and where did Victorians go on holiday, when did people start to go abroad on holiday and what type of souvenir would they all bring home? Each session is divided into interactive object handling and a craft activity session, which takes place in our Victorian Streets.
Classes will be split into 2 groups, each group spending 45 minutes in the workshop and 45 minutes exploring the Museum galleries with their responsible adult. Workshops are available Tuesday - Friday and are led by a member of the Museum's freelance learning staff.
For more information contact the Learning and Access Officer on 0113 2305492.
History key concepts: chronological understanding, changes within recent memory and beyond living memory
Geography: Going to the seaside
Literacy: speaking and listening
Cost: £60 per class
Maximum numbers: Contact the learning and access officer for details.