Victorian Weekend, June 23-24

Victorian Weekend,  June 23-24

Roll up, roll up for an exciting extravaganza of exuberant entertainment for the whole family…

Ragged Victorians credit Lorraine Gwilliam

picture: Lorraine Gwilliam

Join us for a jam-packed programme of brilliant entertainment which is likely to include:

» Enjoy favourite songs from the glorious age of Music Hall

» Watch out for the Ragged Victorians, straight from the pages of Oliver Twist, re-enacting the other side of Victorian lowlife around the site all weekend

» Be amazed by the Palace of Curiosities: a Victorian fairground show full of fun and fascination, including the mysterious Marcus Island Mermaid

» Step up for army drills and parades with the crimson-jacketed Diehards – soldiers of the Victorian Military Society

» Enter a world of Snake oil and shenanigans – stories of Victorian medicine, dentistry and quackery from the inimitable Neil Storey

» Take tea with HM Queen Victoria. You won’t forget our sumptuous afternoon tea or the lessons in royal etiquette that precede it.  Spaces very limited;

» Discover the secrets hidden in old military snaps with ‘Who Do You Think You Are? expert’ Graham Bandy  – bring your own family snaps along





Izabela high res crop

» Wonder at the gorgeous display of Victorian fashion from historical costumier Izabela Pitcher

» Learn about liquorish making with delicious liquorish maker Jack Greene

»Test your skill at the coconut shy, skittles and hoopla

» Let local bands set your foot tapping with some favourite tune


Why not come in costume yourself and experience an age or exploration, discovery, learning and progress?

In the meantime, keep an eye on this page for details of any programme changes and programme timings over the weekend.


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