Growing Up at Kensington: Queen Victoria

About this session

Key Stage 2 | Subject: History | Topic: Victorians | Session Type: Object Handling

This drama-based historical enquiry session, delivered by a costumed presenter, offers pupils the opportunity to extend their chronological knowledge beyond 1066 by examining Queen Victoria's life at Kensington Palace.

Through object-handling, pupils will investigate Queen Victoria's daily routines and personal items to understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources.

National Curriculum links
This session supports:

  • Thinking critically, looking at evidence and asking questions in order to understand the past using replica objects as sources.
  • Developing historical enquiry.
  • Extending knowledge of historical vocabulary.

Booking information

Tuesday, Thursday
10.30, 11.45, 13.15
60 minutes
35 students
£93 per session (free student admission)

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Queen Victoria's Family Tree

Trace the royal lineage William III to Queen Victoria in this illustrated school resource.

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