For a school trip combining interactive, hands on fun with curriculum based education, consider a visit to D.H. Lawrence Heritage. Try your hand at all aspects of Victorian working class life, from shopping and mining to children's stories and games as well as learning to make tea and joining in with a gruelling washday!
D.H. Lawrence Heritage is a two site visitor attraction based in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire comprising the D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum and Durban House Heritage Centre. They work in partnership with teachers to provide a unique educational tour offering activity based learning in a fun and authentic historical environment. Activities have been developed to complement many national curriculum areas including Literacy, Numeracy, Citizenship, Speaking and Listening, History, Music, Geography, Science and Art and Design. Teachers’ resource packs are available on request to use in class before your visit to further enhance the experience.
Pupils will have the chance to dress as Victorian characters, take part in role play, handle everyday Victorian objects, learn to make tea, go shopping with real Victorian coins, attend a Victorian school, learn Victorian stories, rhymes and games and more! fun and memorable school tour at D.H. Lawrence Heritage!
Durban House Heritage Centre
Once the headquarters of Barber, Walker & Co, major local coal company owners, Durban House is now an interactive exhibition space, exploring a typical day in the life of the Lawrence’s, a working class mining family. It is 5 minutes walk from the Birthplace Museum and coach parking is available on site.
This is the house where D.H. Lawrence, one of the 20thcentury’s most influential writers, was born in 1885. It has been authentically recreated as a late Victorian miner’s cottage, just as it would have been when the Lawrence family lived here over 120 years ago; in fact it almost feels that they could come back home at any moment.
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