As we have been learning about the Victorians, we took the opportunity to experience Victorian life first-hand at Beamish Museum. We started off looking around the 1900s town, which whilst not Victorian would have been very similar to what a late Victorian town may have looked like (Victoria was on the throne until 1901 after all). We had the opportunity to go around some houses and see what a well-to-do Victorian town house would have been like (some of us got to see some Victorian dentistry in action) and, of course, look inside the sweet shop.
Following the town we experienced what school-life was like for Victorian children. I don't think any of us would swap our modern lessons or teachers with one from 1897!
Finally, as coal was at the heart of the industrial revolution, we looked around the pit village and colliery. We even got to see how lucky we are these days to have indoor plumbing!