Workshops

Celebrate Christmas with the Horne family
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Celebrate Christmas with the Horne family

Celebrate Christmas with the Horne Family Become a servant for the Horne family for the day and help them to celebrate a Victorian Christmas at Thwaite Watermill. Compare rich and poor Christmases, make salt dough decorations and homemade …
What did the Victorians do at Thwaite Watermill
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What did the Victorians do at Thwaite Watermill?

What did the Victorians do at Thwaite Watermill? Follow the lives of the family, the servants and the workers of Thwaite Watermill as the production of putty becomes more mechanised. Use real family stories to experience life as a Victorian…
View of a Victorian classroom with wooden desks and traditional furniture
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1916 Schoolroom 'Over by Christmas'

1916 Schoolroom 'Over by Christmas' In our First World War schoolroom we look to understand the impact the First World War had on children's school lives in Leeds, as participants experience the formality of school education in 1916.The workshop…
LIM - Learn - Christmas Crafts
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A Victorian Christmas at the mill

A Victorian Christmas at the mill When we celebrate Christmas we have the Victorians to thank for many of its joyful festivities and delightful customs. Pupils will visit the mill manager’s cottage and learn the difference between how the…
LIM-Learn-Mill-Children
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Mill children

Mill Children Pupils will learn about local history through a fun, interactive session. They will be given jobs that children would have carried out in the mill and be able to experience what it might have been like to live, dress and work…
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The Industrial Revolution and the impact on factory workers

The Industrial Revolution and the impact on factory workers Leeds Industrial Museum provides the stimulus for students to explore the theme of nineteenth century factory reform. Using various primary/secondary resources students are set the…