Key Stage 2

The Victorian Lesson & Victorian East End Kitchen

Our KS2 programme includes our fantastic Victorian Lesson and a session in our Victorian East End Kitchen where children explore and handle historical artefacts.

black board 001Led by our “Victorian teacher,” Miss Perkins, the Victorian Lesson takes place in our original and distinctive Victorian Classroom. Pupils will be transported back to the 1880s and experience first-hand what Victorian schooling was really like!

In our reconstructed Victorian East End Kitchen, children will explore the Victorian home and family through object handling, roleplay and storytelling. We’ll have them scrubbing clothes, beating carpets and more!

For Year 5 and Year 6 groups, our Educator will ask them to conduct an investigation into a series of mysterious 19th century domestic objects. They will work in groups and present their findings to the class. This element of the Kitchen session may not be available on Wednesdays, but classes will still be able to partake in object handling.


Where available, we can take two classes for the morning sessions, and one class for the afternoon session.

Please note: From the start of the academic year 2017/2018, the Victorian East End Kitchen will no longer be available for afternoon sessions.

Our sessions take place on the 1st and 2nd floors of the museum. If your pupils have any mobility needs, please contact the museum as soon as possible to discuss how we might meet them.


Prices and related information (2017/18)

  • The cost is £5.25 per child; or £4.50 per child for Tower Hamlets pupils.
  • Adults are all free. There is no limit to the number of adults a school can bring; however we do ask adults to remain with their group at all times.
  • The Minimum class size is 23; the Maximum class size is 34.

*Please note, you are very welcome to bring less than 23 pupils. However, due to our own financial restrictions, the minimum we can charge for is 23.

Prices and related information (2018/19)

  • The cost is £157 per class for morning sessions; or £140 for Tower Hamlets schools.
  • The cost is £148 per class for afternoon sessions; or £135 for Tower Hamlets schools.
  • There is no Minimum class size; the Maximum class size is 34.


To book a school visit, please contact the museum by calling us on 020 8980 6405, or by emailing us at Before you call or email, we recommend that you take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions, which contains information about our new pricing structure, facilities, and booking procedures.