Huntley & Palmers - a Local History

In this session children will take part in a local history study and discover how the famous biscuit manufacturer, Huntley & Palmers, changed Victorian Reading from 1822 to 1900. Children will explore significant events, people and places and will work with a range of sources, such as maps, objects, film and photographs, to understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed. The session takes place in the Museum's dedicated Huntley & Palmers Gallery.

We recommend booking this session with Victorian Schoolroom.


It was organised very well. Thank you!

- Redlands Primary School A6841C61-ACD8-4C22-BA6A-1DA1EACB60AA

Notes for teachers

  • Key Stage 1, 2 and 3
  • This session has been designed to support the study of local trade and industry in the Victorian period.
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