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Step back in time to experience what life was like in Victorian Britain.
Try to resist the tempting smells of Victorian sweets and Camp Coffee as you explore a life-size village from yesteryear, painstakingly created to include more than 50 realistic shops including a confectioner’s, toy store, milliner’s, ironmonger’s, tobacconist’s, butcher’s, corsetière and a barbershop.
Experience snapshot scenes of lives ‘frozen in time’ as you step inside the local pub, visit a Victorian home, and see the divide between rich and poor as you compare the grand hotel lobby alongside the hardship in the working quarters. As aristocrats in fine dress ring bells demanding service, children and maids wearing ragged clothes work tirelessly over boiling pots and pans to meet their demands.
Discover thousands of authentic artefacts such as jewellery, toys, textiles, tools and housewares. Can you spot flagship brands such as Marmite, Pears and Yardley, as you scan across 52,000 original items of vintage packaging on display?
The Victorian Village is a labour of love for Flambards and the exhibition has won several national awards for its authentic reconstructions. These include original granite setts salvaged from Bath, and a wood block floor rescued from demolition diggers which tore through a Victorian school in the North of England.
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Explore the Victorian Village with a special 'Who Dunnit' mystery quiz trail to complete. Hunt down the clues as you venture around 50 different shops and scenes to solve the crime.