Key stages 2 and 3

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Victorian Crime and Punishment What’s Your Story?


Victorian Crime and Punishment (KS2)

Half day, £3 per pupil

Soak up the atmosphere in the old town jail. Meet the jailor and a prisoner in his cell to discover what prison life was like in Victorian times. Meet local prison reformer Sarah Martin and learn about her campaign to improve conditions for the inmates and turn them away from a life of crime.

What’s Your Story? (KS2)

Self-led, free of charge

Use objects and paintings from our collection to inspire creative writing. We can provide you with free teachers’ resources and free CPD training to enable you to lead your students on an exploration of this atmospheric former prison.