Workshops

Celebrate Christmas with the Horne family

Celebrate Christmas with the Horne family

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Become a servant for the Horne family for the day and help them to celebrate a Victorian Christmas at Thwaite Watermill.
What did the Victorians do at Thwaite Watermill

What did the Victorians do at Thwaite Watermill?

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Follow the lives of the family, the servants and the workers of Thwaite Watermill as the production of putty becomes more mechanised.
View of a Victorian classroom with wooden desks and traditional furniture

1916 Schoolroom ‘Over by Christmas’

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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.
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Mill children

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Pupils 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 as a child during the height of the Industrial Revolution.
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The Industrial Revolution and the impact on factory workers

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Leeds Industrial Museum provides the stimulus for students to explore the theme of nineteenth century factory reform.