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Discovery Box: Victorian Home

Life in Victorian Britain could be hard. If you didn’t have money, there was always lots to be done around the home. Our discovery boxes help students explore the many jobs Victorian families had to do.

Choose from:


Box #1: All Work and No Rest

What was life like without servants or modern appliances? Discover the many different jobs within the Victorian home. Using replica items, explore how household tasks such as cleaning and cooking took a lot more time and effort than they do today!


Box #2: Kitchen and Laundry

What was life like without running water or indoor heating? Using replica items, discover the different stages of a Victorian ‘washday’ and explore what food was cooked and eaten by working class families.