Bring your learning to life at the nation’s most complete working historic estate.
Shugborough, near Stafford, is the UK’s best upstairs downstairs experience and home to Staffordshire’s County Museum.
Learning is brought to life in real working environments with engaging costumed characters and fascinating handling collections. Set in 900 acres of magical parkland and gardens, the estate boasts a mansion house full of treasures, a working farm with water mill, kitchen, dairy and animals, a walled garden growing historic varieties of fruit and vegetables and an enormous Victorian servants’ quarters with working kitchen, laundry and brewhouse.
The Staffordshire Arts and Museum Service collections include galleries focussing on health and hygiene, the role of servants, children at play, puppet collections, toys and games from the past, along with completely reconstructed environments such as an authentic Victorian schoolroom and 20th century shops.
We will turn your children into Victorian servants or World War II evacuees and make them feel as though they’ve really lived the experience, feelings and emotions of the times. We will sign them up as servants, have them making their own bread, get them elbow deep in curds and whey and show them how to wash their own piece of linen the Victorian way. Shugborough’s “see, hear, feel, touch and smell” approach to learning is guaranteed to give your school a memorable educational day out.
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