Suggested words
Group of dolls.

60 mins, KS1
Hove Museum of Creativity 

Come and see all sorts of toys, old and new, from Victorian china dolls and old teddy bears to toys that children would have made and played with in the street. Hear about the Vallance children who lived here when Hove Museum was a Victorian house.

Learning Objectives

Sequence, Sorting, Comparing, Give Reasons

  1. Have fun!
  2. I can find clues from the past, using objects, stories, and role play, to help me understand what it was like to be a child at this time.
  3. I can compare objects from the past and talk about who might have owned them and what they are made from.
  4. I can imagine what it would be like to be a poor child and make my own toy.
  5. I can explain some of the things I have learnt today.

Curriculum Links


KS1: a study overtime tracing how several aspects of national history are reflected in the locality

Extra Resources

Materials you can use in class before your visit.

Group of dolls.
Image of a poster at Hove saying "Have fun but please don't run."

School Online Resources

Our learning team have developed downloadable resources that might support your teaching in class or onsite.
Image of a poster at Hove saying "Have fun but please don't run."