Learning

A school group enjoy Victorian toys in the Old Post Office garden © Natalie Savage

A school group enjoy Victorian toys in the Old Post Office garden

School groups

The Old Post Office provides a wide range of learning opportunities. A quick tour of the house will allow for comparisons across time. Alternatively, we can offer full-day visits for children to really get hands on with the past.
Book now by calling 01840 770024 or email us.

House tours

Explore how Victorians survivied without television

House tours can be provided for school groups who are short of time. The tours pick up on the basic history of the house and how life has changed. We can tailor the tours to your needs.

How to get the most from your visit

  • Book at least one month in advance so we can create a unique visit
  • Decide on the key points you want your group to learn
  • Arrange a visit to the site for yourself, so you know the house
  • Make sure the children bring wet weather gear and old, warm clothing

Education Group Membership

We provide a membership scheme for schools and academic groups. From only £34.50 your whole school can be covered for 12 months, getting free admission to any National Trust site.

Activity days

See the house come to life by taking part in a Victorian activity

See the house come to life by taking part in a Victorian activity

We can also provide a longer, more hands-on experience for small school groups (maximum 30 students). These visits can be tailored to your teaching needs and are only available in March and November.

A sample day could include

  • Brief introduction to the history of the house
  • Guided tour of the property
  • Bread making and baking in the Victorian clay oven
  • Victorian school with arithmetic and spelling
  • Butter churning
  • Learning about herbs for healing and food
  • Play time with Victorian replica toys
  • Doing the laundry

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