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‘Living Victorian Experience’ Workshop






 Join us as we go back to Victorian times and are taken to an atmospheric home where the senses are fully engaged and the imagination immediately takes over. It is the birthplace of Charles Dickens but we visit it in Victorian times when those living there would remember his family.
We ask pupils to try their hand as servants and if they do the laundry well enough they might be allowed to live in the attic.
However, ‘someone’ already dwells in the attic and something has just
happened in the house…
Explore the rooms of the house that have been mysteriously altered for your visit and discover the story as it unfolds!

Experience life as a Victorian servant by meeting a laundry maid,
dressing up and handling the items that were used to wash and iron the clothes; washing garments in the dolly tub and trying out the carpet beater.
Play typical games of the Victorian era and investigate how buildings and the local area have changed over time.

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Charles Dickens Birthplace Trail

Why not try this trail on a visit to the birthplace?


Charles Dickens Birthplace Museum

393 Old Commercial Road


Tel: 02392827261

Open  Tuesday-Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays, until 4 November 2012 (closed on Mondays, except for Bank Holiday Mondays). Opening times 10.00am – 5.00pm in January – March and October, 10.00am – 5.30pm in April – September. Last admission 30 minutes before closing time


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