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Lark Hill Live! – Salford Museum & Art Gallery

We aim to bring to the street to life for the children by introducing them to the colourful character of Lark Hill Place, recreating the ambience of Victorian times.

Your class will be greeted at the entrance by our costumed guides, who will talk about Victorian life. They will help your pupils discover what it was really like to be a Victorian by showing them Lark Hill Place, our recreated Victorian Street. The pupils will also take part in a hands-on Victorian washday demonstration.

Sessions have been designed to be structured, yet informal and relaxed, so that the children have lots of opportunities to ask questions and interact with the guides.

Learning objectives

By the end of the session learners will:

  • Have met and interacted with characters from Victorian times
  • Be able to identify differences between ways of life at different times (ref. History NC KS1)
  • Be able to ask and answer questions about the past (ref. History NC KS1)

Numbers

We can only accommodate one class in the street (maximum of 35) due to health and safety reasons. Larger groups can be split up, with part of the group visiting the other galleries. All groups must be accompanied by adults – we recommend a ratio of at least 1 to 10.

Cost

This session has a small charge of £3.50 per pupil (Salford schools) and £4.00 per pupils (schools outside Salford), with a minimum charge of £30.00 for smaller groups. This service must be booked in advance.

Times

This is a half-day session: 10.00am to 12.00pm or 1.00pm to 3.00pm. If you would like to extend your visit by self-guiding then you are more than welcome to do so – please let us know when you make your booking.

Ordsall Alive! – Ordsall Hall

During this session pupils will explore the Grade 1 listed Ordsall Hall and find out what life might have been like for the Radclyffe family and their servants during Tudor times. Pupils will explore the kitchen, bedrooms and Great Hall and have the chance to play with some Tudor toys.

Learning objectives

By the end of the session learners will:

  • Have found out about Tudor homes and compared them to homes in the present day.
  • Have played with Tudor toys and compared them to toys in the present day.
  • Be able to identify differences between ways of life at different times.
  • Be able to identify differences between the way of life of rich and poor people in Tudor times.

Cost

  • £4.50 per pupil for schools in Salford.
  • £5.50 per pupil for schools outside Salford.

Times

This is a half-day session: 10.00am to 12.00pm or 1.00pm to 3.00pm. If you would like to extend your visit by self-guiding then you are more than welcome to do so – please let us know when you make your booking.

Numbers

We can accommodate one class each day (maximum of 35 pupils).