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Let our skilled facilitators inspire your pupils with creative activities and interactive exploration of Dickens’s family home…

Each visit includes:

A hands-on taught workshop (choose from the two options listed below).

An opportunity to discover the beautifully decorated rooms where Dickens lived and worked with one of our dedicated education team.

Interactive guided exploration of the original kitchen with costumes to try on and various servant tasks to complete.

Visit length: 1hr 30 mins

Price: £5 per child

Workshop Options

Mr Dickens for a Day:

This handmade notebook making workshop includes crafting, ink stamps and quill pen writing. Your pupils will have the opportunity to engage with the methods of writing and printing used in the Victorian period, learning who Dickens was and how he wrote.

Each pupil designs and makes their own beautiful notebook to take home or back to school.

(Relevant curriculum links to KS1 History, English and Art and Design.)

Mrs Dickens’s Kitchen:

Our hugely popular hands-on Victorian food workshop gives pupils the chance to try their hand at butter churning using an antique churn and an original recipe by Catherine Dickens. Your class will learn about Victorian home life, cookery, and the different roles of servants.

Each pupil (and their adults!) will have an opportunity to taste their delicious handmade butter at the end of the session.

Please note that this option takes slightly longer than other taught workshops and will therefore be accompanied by the house tour only.

(Relevant curriculum links to KS1 History, Science and Design Technology.) 


Booking forms and enquiries should be sent to: education@dickensmuseum.com

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Pre-visit information

Please note that for workshops a minimum payment for 15 pupils is required. The maximum group size is 30, but depending on availability we are able to accommodate larger groups over the course of a morning and afternoon.

For larger groups of up to 60 our neighbours at The Foundling Museum are often able to accommodate half of your group for a taught visit before swapping over at lunch time. Please see their website for details or email: learning@foundlingmuseum.org.uk  to enquire about availability.

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