Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood

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Sudbury, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 5HT

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The Museum of Childhood is based in the 17th Century country home of the Lords Vernona. Explore the childhoods of times gone by with hands on exhibits, dress up, make stories, play with toys and share your childhood with others. You can be a chimney sweep, a scullion or a Victorian pupil.

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01283 585305 (Infoline) 01283 585337
Fax:01283 585139

Learning Programmes:

Guided sessions

Toy Sessions - by exploring our collection of toys discover what they are made of, how they work and who played with them. (History KS1, Technology KS2)

Victorian Schoolroom - children experience Victorian school life first hand. (History KS1 KS2)

Teddy Bear Sessions - for young children to help develop their thinking and listening skills as well as learning about
the history of Teddy Bears. (Literacy, History Foundation Stage)

Stories and Imagination - using their imagination and with the help of our story sacks, performance area, costumes and props the children can
create their own stories and plays. (Literacy KS1)

Self-led activities

What was life like for children in the Victorian Period?

In the Adventure Gallery - play with the street games that Victorian children used.

In the Work Gallery - climb the chimney as a Victorian chimney boy.

Try your hand at being a Victorian Scullery Maid.

Use the teachers resource box to learn about life forchildren in the cotton mills.

Find out more about working children today and then post your views on our Voting Wall.

History KS1 KS2
Technology KS1 KS2
Literacy KS1
Citizenship KS2

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