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She sells sea shells on the sea shore…

A Victorian Seaside Summer at the Ragged School Museum




Thank you to everyone that joined us this Summer for our Victorian Staycation, and to all of our wondreful volunteers that made it happen!


The 19th century development of the railways meant that for many Victorians a trip to the Seaside, even for just a day, was now a possibilty. The Victorian seaside resort is something that many of us still use and love today in places like Brighton, Bournemouth, Margate, Eastbourne and Blackpool to name but a few!

Kent, Margate. The Beach in Victorian Times

From sand castles and donkey rides to fairgrounds, bathing machines and bandstands we owe our seaside holiday culture to the holiday makers of the Victorian Era.
Join us throughout the Summer Holidays for families to find out just why the Victorians loved a trip to the sea.


Visitors made fairground rides, uncovered fossils, and found out what it takes to look the part on the Victorian seafront!

We hope everyone enjoyed it and will join us again for October Half Term, the details of which will be posted here shortly.



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