Tag: The Victorians


A 19th century image of Park Row in Leeds

From town to city: building 19th Century Leeds

Come and join our curatorial team for an expert talk and an exclusive chance to look at our collection of ephemera relating to the built environment of 19th Century Leeds. Learn how this town grew through the industrial revolution to become a grand Victorian city.


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.
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.

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.

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.
Education and learning

Victorian Schoolroom

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Immerse pupils in a Living History experience to discover what life was really like for children in the past in Victorian Britain.