Top hats, whistles and waistcoats: the Victorians at Richmond Station

    • What was it like to live in Richmond during Victorian times?
    • What different types of jobs did people do at the Station and on the railways?

Take your students back in time to The Station in Richmond.  They will meet the Station Master who will take them around his workplace. Find out what it was like to live and work in Victorian times, by asking questions, handling a variety of interesting artefacts and trying on some Victorian clothes.

This session is designed for Key Stage 1 and 2 children.

All of our sessions will be delivered by a member of our specialist Education Team.

Duration

approx 2 hours

Cost

£60 +VAT

Session Aims

Aim:

    • To inspire students to engage with an important building and period in their locality’s history and consolidate their knowledge of the Victorian Period, particularly in relation to the introduction of the railways as a significant turning point in British history reflected in their local area.

Learning Objectives:

    • All pupils will increase their knowledge and understanding of the Victorian Period, particularly in relation to the introduction of the railways as a significant turning point in British History reflected in their local area.
    • All pupils will begin to develop their historical enquiry skills by analysing historical artefacts.
    • Most students will be able to explain what it might have felt like to be alive in Richmond during the Victorian Period.

Curriculum links:

History

  • KS 1: Significant historical events, people and places in their own locality
  • KS 2: A Local history study.
  • KS 2: A study of an aspect or theme from British history that extends pupils chronological knowledge beyond 1066.