Victorian School Day


Loans Box : Victorian School Day

Key Stages 1/2

Subjects : History, Technology, Literacy

“Brilliant immersive box! We used the equipment to have a Victorian School Day in class. The children loved it!”   Swarland Primary

Victorian  schools were quite grim places, often with windows high up so that children could not see out. They were drab by modern standards, with very little on the walls except perhaps a stern text. Boys and girls generally were separated, having their own entrance and playground. Even though in smaller schools boys and girls were taught in the same classroom they would still sit separately. Some classes were very big, for example the British School in Hitchin has a classroom for 300 boys! Village schools would have had smaller classes, but often classes had a very wide age range.

Box Contents

Slates 28 small, 1 large
Slate Pencils 20
Dip Pens x 10
Inkwells x 10
Small ink bottle
Large ink bottle
Victorian penny x31 and halfpenny x11
Victorians – Creative History Activity Book + 20 images
Victorian School Day Teacher Resource Book
Sample copy book
Cloth to wipe slates
Finger stocks x 2 sets (to stop fidgeting)
Teacher’s leather strap
Skipping rope
Rope Quoit
Wooden Coat Hanger
7 copies of school rules in photocopiable white envelope
Book: You Wouldn’t want to be A Victorian Schoolchild
Book: My School
Book: School
Pack of replica documents – Popular Education 1700-1870 x2
Envelope of photocopiable resources+ classroom ideas
Royal (or Regal?) Primer
Stick of red sealing wax
Book: History From Photographs – School
Supplied Separately:
Back board (to sit up straight)*
Teachers’ Cane*
Tray to carry inkwells*
Large wooden ruler*
Teachers outfit: Skirt and Blouse, Jacket, Apron, Mop Cap (In the Tote Bag )*
            *Do not fit in the box, so supplied separately
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Loans Boxes for Educational purposes


Our Loans Box service is again free of charge to schools, childminders and home educators.

A small charge of £15 per box for up to two weeks is made for care homes and all other individuals and organisations wishing to use this service.

Free and paid-for loans boxes are booked online (if you have any questions, please telephone on 01665 605847


How to Book


Free and paid for loans boxes are booked online (if you have any questions, please telephone the museum office on 01665 605847)·

  • Please contact the office by telephone during working hours or by email to  to check the dates you want to loan this box are available.
  • When you have agreed a satisfactory period, then select whether you are a sponsored or not and click on Add to Basket to process your booking, stating the period you want to borrow the box for in the Order Notes on the Checkout page.

Please note: All bookings run from Saturday to Saturday and users must collect and deliver the loans boxes back to Bailiffgate Museum & Gallery (Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am – 4pm, Sundays 11am-4pm)). Loans Boxes and any additional items not contained in the loans box must be returned by at least the stated return date. You may return them early but note we are not open on Mondays.  See our Terms and Conditions (and please ensure you read paragraph 12 which details terms and conditions for Loans Boxes).

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