Victorian Schoolroom

Our own Victorian Schoolroom is in the old Clifton Road Junior School and was funded by the Heritage Lottery. The room has been restored as closely as possible to its original late 19th century style, with authentic paint colours, furniture and decoration and now offers a unique learning environment to local schoolchildren.

Uploads1008.ImgHere, children dressed in simple costumes they can wear over their clothes, are transported back in time to a long-lost Victorian world where lessons, teaching methods and discipline were very different to those of today! 'Miss Green', the teacher, remains in Victorian character throughout the one-hour lesson, as she instructs the children in a range of Victorian school day activities ranging from reciting times tables to writing on slates and with dip pens.

Recent comments on the classroom after a school visit:

  • The activities were very engaging. 
  • The children had hands-on experience with artefacts. 
  • They were able to experience a Victorian classroom, it gave them a good insight. 
  • The children thoroughly enjoyed it.
  • Children were engaged all the time
  • There was learning happening throughout the sessions.
  • The quiz was very good and challenged the children.
  • An amazing experience, the children thoroughly enjoyed their time
  • All staff were fantastic with smiley faces.

We also hold occasional Family Days at weekends for people to come and experience the Schoolroom.

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Sessions in the Schoolroom are just £2.00  per person for a one hour session and can be booked by contacting Val Hart or Chris Sutton.

double session experience for the Victorian classroom is  £5.00 per child to include - classroom, handling artefacts, quiz and other related activities.

Phone: 0121 464 1890.
Email: val.hart@stpaulstrust.org.uk