Treasures from the past: the Victorians (SEN)

Juvenile London, 1884 (ZPER 35/11)
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What can we discover about a person from the past?

This session introduces pupils to the ‘archive keep-safe box’, as they discover the different documents and objects inside and what these reveal about a person from the past.

Pupils will have the opportunity to re-create a Victorian photograph by trying on replica costume, as they find out more about the lives of rich and poor children at this time. We will take pictures of the pupils in their costume and insert their image into an original Victorian photograph.

Pupils will then decorate their own ‘keep-safe’ box to store their photograph and take away with them.

This session has been specifically designed for pupils with SEN, and takes a multisensory, interactive approach in order to engage pupils. A member of the Education Team will be happy to discuss your group’s needs in advance of your visit.

This session is delivered as a workshop. Find out more about the types of session we offer.

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This session is delivered as a:


at The National Archives

1.5 hours

Available: All year

Cost: Free to UK schools

Suitability: Can be adapted to the needs of your group. Please discuss with an education officer when booking.

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