19 June—20 June 2019

At home with the Harfords: Victorian Life

Join ‘Acting Out’ for a dramatic exploration of Victorian life at Blaise House.  Find out how people lived, worked and had fun in a Victorian stately home.

This exciting drama-led workshop takes children on a journey of discovery, stepping back in time to become the people that once might have worked and lived in this house. With improvisation, games and imaginative role play, as well as the use of props and real artefacts, children will engage in a fun museum experience.  In turn they will develop a better understanding of life both upstairs and downstairs during Victorian times.

Children will:

  • Work with professional drama provider, Acting Out, on imaginative and fun drama activities using real objects and props.
  • Step back in time to find out about the life of Victorian servants and the families they worked for
  • Enjoy and take part in Victorian entertainments
  • Handle real historic objects, find out how to use them and what they reveal about life in the past

Suitable for: Year 1–3
Duration: 1hr 30 mins (includes 10 min snack break)
Group size: 2 classes per day

Session availability:  We have 2 sessions available at 10:30am-12pm and 12:30pm-2pm

Picnic: Planning on having a picnic as part of your visit? Free use of our lunch room is included in the cost of your session

Learning enquiry form

Please complete this form to start the booking process.

Your name
Providing a range of dates will help us find a suitable workshop as they book up quickly
Available at M Shed and Bristol Museum & Art Gallery only. Complimentary use when booking a workshop. Charged at £1 per child for independent visits.