15 May 2017

Georgian Bristol for Home Educating families

Discover what Georgian life was like upstairs and downstairs in the family home of John Pinney, a wealthy Bristol plantation owner and sugar merchant. This special session has been developed to support Home Educators.

Explore how household life for the Pinney family changed over time. Meet the Housekeeper and the hard-working townhouse staff keeping everything running smoothly. This inspiring session brings the past to life with role play.

Children will:

  • dress in replica costume to represent people of the period
  • investigate eighteenth century family life using themed activity boxes
  • role-play life ‘below stairs’ with a costumed interpreter
  • tour the Georgian house to also smell, see and touch life ‘upstairs’

Suitable for: ages 5 – 8
Duration: 90 minutes
Group size: Up to 15 children max
Session availability: We have one session available 1.30pm – 3pm

Find out more about The Georgian House Museum

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Additional information

Parents must accompany children to this workshop. Due to limited space at Georgian House, there is no capacity for additional older of younger siblings to attend the workshop unless they are booked to take part in activities.

Please meet us at the museum entrance before the session starts. If you arrive late please let the museum staff know, so you can be escorted to meet the rest of the group.

Please note eating and drinking is not permitted in the Georgian House Museum and we do not have public toilet facilities.