Primary school sessions

A Victorian wedding party

Explore how rich and poor in Victorian Ireland would have celebrated important events.

Key stage 1
Areas of Learning: The World Around Us, Numeracy
Topic: Victorians
Session Type: Route-based

Schoolchildren during a history session at Hillsborough Castle.

Power and politics

Explore the State Rooms and investigate the idea of power, where it comes from, and how it is symbolised. 

Key stage 2 
The World Around Us, Personal Development & Mutual Understanding 
Conflict & Resolution, Georgians 
Session Type: 

Key stage 2 students listen to a costumed presenter at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens.

Apply within: Victorian servants

Uncover the different roles of servants, and the hierarchy between them through an exploration of the State Rooms and drama activities.

Key stage 2
Subject: The World Around Us, Numeracy, Language & Literacy
Topic: Victorians
Session Type: Route-based