Take a step back in time to Lark Hill Place , an atmospheric re-creation of a typical northern street during Victorian times before taking in the upstairs galleries showing the social history and art collections and temporary exhibitions
During the October half term we will be decorating the street for Halloween, with lots of spooky things to spot!
While you’re in Lark Hill Place why not have a go at our trail – Find Famine! Have a go at spotting the tiny copies of one of our best-loved paintings ‘Famine’ – find all the letters to work out the name of the artist. Trails are disposable and you will get your own pencil and sticker so please be assured that this is a safe activity. You can add a trail to your bookings for just £2.
You can also pre-book a spooky Halloween family afternoon tea to enjoy in our café.
The street is set at the turn of the last century, although many of the items are older to show development over time. The ambience is set at teatime on a winter’s evening when the street gas lamps have just been lit. The sounds of children playing, horse-drawn carriages and a ‘knocker-upper’ fill the street. Walk down the street and take a peek inside the many shops and houses, including a toy shop, chemist, grocers, a blacksmiths and an artisan’s cottage.
Max. of 10 people on each start time. We kindly ask any booking made does not include more than one household. You will start your visit in the street where we have a limit of 10 people, and then you are free to explore the galleries. Face coverings must worn when visiting museums (unless exempt) and spooky costumes strongly encouraged!
We ask that you do not make a booking for more than one household in your party. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by someone who is 16 or over and who is responsible for them during their visit. We request that for every 5 children visiting there is at least 1 responsible adult with them.
Visits are free; however, we welcome donations. Your support helps us to deliver a range of educational visits and to produce a changing exhibitions programme.
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