Villainous Victorians : Crime & Punishment

Artefacts & Replica Artifacts in Our Victorian History Workshops

What makes Villainous Victorians : Crime & Punishment workshop about Victorian History special? Is it our interactive, hands-on activities or our history loving presenters?  Yes, and much more. We bring replica arm shackles, leg irons, ball & chain, straight jacket, gas lamp. Genuine bed pan, hot water bottle, truncheon, workers injury compensation records 1899.Dare you to join our enthusiastic Practitioner and Villainous in Victorian history workshop? Come with us on a quest to uncover the terrifying truth behind our country's old time criminal activities and petrifying punishments?

Victorian History Workshops With Their Taels Of Unexpected

So, we know that the Victorian Era is named after its ruler, Queen Victoria, but just how long ago was it that she was in charge? If queens have got you queasy and kings have you confused, then our interactive timeline is just the thing to make the monarchs more manageable so that your students can easily identify when the Victorian era existed!But, if we are going to be on a Victorian criminal caper, then we need to discover if your class is full of fogle hunters or Jerry Sneaks? And what’s more, do they have what it takes to earn a few shillings in the factories and mines or do they need to learn how to survive on the streets? Our fun and interactive games will teach your students how Victorian children lived and all about the horrible jobs they had to do – and they thought their older brother’s paper round was bad!Oh no, the Peeler’s have caught your class up to no good and it’s time to face the consequences!! So just how cruel could the Victorians be to criminals? Why did they have to show their fingers on their mugshots? What was a Victorian Prison like? Why did they send criminals to Australia? We explore a range of different Victorian Punishments. From fines to more severe sentences through a range of entertaining activities and engaging exercises. ANd the best of all is  that the whole class can enjoy and get involved with!

What Else To Expect?

Our lovable Victorian rogue has brought along some interesting items he’s found. Can your students identify the old fashioned punishment implements and what they were used for? Don’t worry if not, we will give you a full demonstration of how our artefacts were used. We might even let you pick the student to wear the straight jacket!Your pupils can ask our Practitioner or vivacious Victorian absolutely any questions that they have. Ask us anything about Victorian England and we will be able to answer them. The more inquisitive your class, the better!Finally, it’s time to see if your students can tell what the Dickens is going on in our Final Challenge Quiz Round. Can they detect the right answers like Sherlock or will it be too Hardy? Will they be crowned our high scoring school and reign supreme?Once our adventure is done it’s time to return to the safety of our classroom. But what an exciting adventure we will have been on!