Key Stage 2, Half or Whole Day Visit "It was pitched just right, with a balance of listening and practical activities" Teacher, Maylandsea Primary School
Based on the 1881 census, Hollytrees dolls house gives children a unique glimpse into everyday life in Hollytrees.
A close examination of the 1881 census provides evidence about the people living in the house and raises questions for them to investigage.
- explore the status, fashion and materials as the group dress Mr and Mrs Round, from corset to top hat
- handle mystery household objects to find clues about the lives of the people who used them.
- write on a slate and experience what it may have been like to have lessons in your home
- discover what was involved in doing the household's laundry and investigate the effect of changes of technology
A whole day visit provides an opportunity for children to explore the toys gallery to look at mechanisms and optical toys, then make their own zoetrope and experiment with early animation.