60 mins, KS1
Preston Manor & Gardens
Find out all about homes in the past in Brighton’s most famous Victorian manor house.
Its 1897 and you have a place on the highly respected School for Servants course at Preston Manor.
You will learn how to clean a house, how to speak and act as servants and how to look after the family pets. There are many daily chores to learn as the house needs dusting, the floors need sweeping, the beds need making and the fireplaces need polishing.
See if you can successfully pass the course to become a qualified Victorian servant.
Preparation for a trip back in time
Please do all come dressed as Victorian servants – adults included.
You can all give yourselves Victorian names as well.
You will all be in role and treated as Victorians from the moment you enter the house.
Children will grate / grind:
• Mustard seeds
• Coriander seeds
• Dried cloves
Children will weigh:
• Wheat free macaroni
Our Learning Assistant will use in a demonstration
• Lemon juice
• Bicarbonate of soda
Aims of the Session
1. To enjoy your time with us
2. To bring the past to life
3. To take part in some of the daily tasks of the servants of the Manor
4. To find out more about how people lived and worked in the past
History Curriculum Links
KS1: Changes within living memory. Where appropriate, these should be used to reveal aspects of change in national life.
Significant historical events, people and places in their own locality
Materials you can use in class before your visit.