Go back to school

Go back to school

There’s loads to do in the schoolroom – including joining a lesson, or running your own!

Sit down at a desk and try writing on a slate as Victorian children used to do; find out how schoolteachers used finger stocks, back boards and the dreaded cane to keep order in the classroom;  ring the school bell; and compare the schoolbooks of yesterday’s students with school today.

“This museum is a gem. Fascinating, Interactive, Unexpected. My 5 year old daughter went on a school trip and talked about nothing else until we went back so should could show us around.” Matt P


Related Articles

Take a seat in the stocks

These visitors may be smiling, but public punishment was no laughing matter. Centuries ago you could be made to sit

Try out our toys

From rocking horses and lead soldiers to a fully-working tin fairground, we’ve got toys for you!  You can have a game

100 ways to phone home

Tigger, Superman, Darth Vader, and a host of other unusual phones from the 70 and 80s are waiting for you