This resource focuses on the role of the Victorian Servant at Shibden Hall, Halifax. It has been created and researched by the Social History Curator and Museums Education Officer using original documentation and artefacts.
Shibden Hall offers schools the opportunity to visit and experience life as a Victorian servant in two interactive workshops, Dollies and Dusters and Upstairs Downstairs. The resource can be used by teachers to support a visit or as an introduction to exploring the life of the Victorian servant in the classroom.
Supports the teaching of National Curriculum KS1 and KS2 History:
It also focuses on the following unit:-
QCA Unit 2: What were homes like a long time ago?
and will support:
QCA Unit 11: What was it like for children living in Victorian Britain?
if used in conjunction with a workshop at Shibden Hall.
A video on My Yorkshire about the life of a servant at Lotherton Hall shows how little had changed 30 years later.