Victorian Historian

60 mins Key Stage 2

What do you know about Brooker Hall? Who lived there? Who played there? Who worked there? Do you have what it takes to be a historian? You will need to be curious, ask questions, work together and listen to each other’s ideas. Explore artefacts and maps, solve riddles and clues to find out more about Hove Museum when it was a Victorian house.

Hove Museum
Hove Museum

Aims of the session:

1. Have fun!

2. I can ask and answer questions about life in Victorian times

3. I can compare and contrast objects and materials used in Victorian times and modern life

4. I can use a range of primary sources (objects, photographs, stories) to discover what it was like to live in my local area in Victorian times

5. I can explain my thinking clearly to others

Curriculum Links


KS2: to understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and use them to make connections. A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066.

This session works well as a complement to a visit to Preston Manor and the Booth Museum of Natural History. 

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