Primary school sessions

A Victorian wedding party

Help the Hill family prepare for a lavish Victorian wedding! Explore how rich and poor in Victorian Ireland would have celebrated important events in this fun, interactive session.

Key stage 1
Areas of Learning: The World Around Us, Language and Literacy
Topic: Victorians, Celebration
Session type: Route-based

Students take part in a school session at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens

A Victorian Christmas at the Castle

Welcome to Christmas at the Castle!  It is very busy at Hillsborough Castle at this time of year as the family and servants prepare for a very exciting and fashionable Christmas.

Key stage 1 and 2
Subject: The World Around Us, The Arts, Language and Literacy
Topic: Christmas, Victorian, Celebration
Session type: Route-based

Students take part in a school session at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens

Power and politics

The Hill and the Stewart families cannot agree. What would you do to solve the dispute of who is 'most powerful'? Join this interactive session to find out. This session is particularly suitable for schools working on the Shared Learning Agenda.

Key stage 2 
Subject: 
The World Around Us, Personal Development & Mutual Understanding 
Topic: 
Conflict and Resolution, Georgians 
Session type: 
Route-based 

Students take part in a school session at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens

Apply within: Victorian servants

Explore the State Rooms and uncover the different roles of servants in a Victorian 'big house'. Do you have what it takes to secure a position at Hillsborough Castle?

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