Food Glorious Food!

Join the education team to find out about one of Charles Dickens’s favourite subjects – food! What kind of food did the Victorians eat? Did the rich and the poor have different food? Where was it prepared? Where was it eaten? How did he make food seem so real in his writing? We will be singing songs, reading from his texts and having a go at writing with quill pens (make sure you don’t come on an empty stomach!).

Image of place setting with plate featuring portrait of Charles Dickens

Dining Room © Charles Dickens Museum

Curriculum Links:

KS1: History

  • the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements
  • significant historical events, people and places in their own locality
KS1: English – Reading and Writing
  • discussing and clarifying the meanings of words, linking new meanings to known vocabulary
  • discussing favourite words and phrases
  • discussing the sequence of events in books and how items of information are related
  • consider what they are going to write before beginning
  • make simple additions, revisions and corrections to their own writing
Onsite – 2 hours. All workshops are integrated into interactive guided tours of the historic house.
  • Up to 10 students, Off-peak £100 (Jan-Oct), Peak £125 (Nov-Dec)
  • Up to 20 students, Off-peak £150 (Jan-Oct), Peak £185 (Nov-Dec)
  • Up to 30 students, Off-peak £200 (Jan-Oct), Peak £250 (Nov-Dec)


Booking forms and enquiries should be sent to:

Download onsite education visit booking form
Download onsite education visit terms and conditions
Download onsite education visit visual story for schools

We can accommodate a maximum of 30 students per booking slot. We have the capacity to run two half day sessions onsite each day from 10:00 – 12:00 and 13:00-15:00. Please note that for the safety of your group we require a minimum adult-to-student ratio of 1:10 for each onsite booking.

Please be advised that full payment is required in order to confirm your booking. Amendments and cancellations must be made at least 21 days prior to your visit, after which no refund will be available.

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