Victorian Weekend, 23rd-24th June 2018

Victorian Weekend,  23rd-24th June 2018

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 the world of Jack the Ripper from the inimitable Neil Storey

» Ever wanted to take tea with the Queen? Well at the Museum’s annual Victorian weekend you can do just that – joining her Royal Majesty Queen Victoria for a sumptuous high tea, preceded by lessons in royal etiquette plus a personal audience with our esteemed »monarch in the parlour.

Her Majesty will be hosting afternoon tea on both Saturday and Sunday. Tickets for our Right Royal Tea are strictly limited to 16 per sitting and cost £12.50 a head. Phone the Museum on 01908 316222 to book and pay for your spot at the royal table.  

» Enjoy a display of Victorian costume from costumier Izabela Pitcher

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

» 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.

Click here to see the programme of events for the Victorian weekend


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