This session has been designed to support the study of Victorian education. Your students will discover what Victorian children learnt in this true-to-life schoolroom activity!

Please download the schoolroom register below and bring it with you on the day of your visit. You may also wish to teach your class 'All things bright and beautiful' which can be sung at the start of the session, words and music below.


Victorian Schoolroom New Setting – September 2018

Our popular Victorian Schoolroom sessions will have a brand new setting from September 2018 in the historic Abbey Gateway, just a five minute walk from Reading Museum and opposite the lovely Forbury Gardens.


Throughout September 2018, we are pleased to offer an inaugural 10% discount on our Victorian Schoolroom sessions. We advise teachers to get in touch as soon as possible to reserve their Victorian Schoolroom experience in its new setting for the academic year 2018-19


Find out more about the Abbey Gateway and the Abbey Quarter here.


A marvellous way to introduce this section of history!

Primary School Teacher, January 2017

Fantastic, very memorable! Thanks

St Dominic Savio Primary School
  • Key Stages 1, 2 and 3
  • Takes place in a superb reconstructed schoolroom
  • Costumed session leader in role as a Victorian teacher
  • Opportunities to wear replica costume and take part in role play -  including (KS2/3 only) playing the dunce and a naughty child to be caned 
  • Investigate real objects from the period
  • Please note that our Victorian Schoolroom can be very cold in the winter months.


  • Understand what school was like in the Victorian period
  • Know what lessons children were taught
  • Know how children were expected to behave

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