Key Stage 1: Lark Hill Live

Lark Hill Place, Salford Museum and Art Gallery

For Key Stage 1 pupils we have developed the 'Lark Hill Live!' package.

We aim to bring the street to life for the children by introducing them to the colourful characters of Lark Hill Place, recreating the ambience of Victorian times.

Hands on History for Key Stage One

Your class will be greeted at the entrance by our costumed guides, who will talk about Victorian life. They will help your pupils discover what it was really like to be a Victorian by showing them 'Lark Hill Place', our recreated Victorian street. The pupils will also take part in a hands-on Victorian washday demonstration.

Sessions have been designed to be structured, yet informal and relaxed, so that the children have lots of opportunities to ask questions and interact with the guides.

Learning objectives

By the end of the session learners will:

  • Have met and interacted with characters from Victorian times
  • Be able to identify differences between ways of life at different times (ref. History NC KS1)
  • Be able to ask and answer questions about the past (ref. History NC KS1)

Size of group

We can only accommodate one class in the street (maximum of 35) due to health and safety reasons. Larger groups can be split up, with part of the group visiting the other galleries. All groups must be accompanied by adults - we recommend a ratio of at least 1 to 10.


This session has a small charge of £3.50 per pupil (Salford schools) and £4.00 per pupil (schools outside Salford), with a minimum charge of £30.00 for smaller groups. This service must be booked in advance. 

Contact us

For more information or to make a booking please email or give a member of the learning team a call on 0161 686 7442 (Monday and Thursday) or 0161 778 0821 (Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday).