Year 6 visited the Black Country Living Museum last Thursday, where they were able to learn more about life in Victorian times.
The Museum, based in the West Midlands, gives visitors the opportunity to explore 300 years of history in an open-air museum environment. This allows for context and more reality to be added to the experience, making for a more immersive learning opportunity.
During their time in Dudley, the children enjoyed visiting many interesting Victorian buildings and workshops on a ‘Detective Trail’, discovering how a child during the era would have lived.
Our pupils found their trip down into the mine particularly exciting, where they found out about what conditions would have been like for Victorian men and children as they worked.
There was also time to learn all about Victorian trolley buses and trams that were used as transport, before they thoroughly enjoyed taking a ride around the whole Museum.