About The Session

Students become curators for the session, sharpening their historical enquiry skills to examine a selection of real Victorian mystery objects and look for clues as to what they might be. Our experienced heritage facilitators will then take them on a tour of Lark Hill Place, our Victorian street, to find out more about their objects, and what life would have been like in Victorian times.

The class will stay together for the session but will be split into smaller groups to look at the objects. The session also includes a visit to our Victorian Street, Lark Hill Place where most of the objects they have been looking at can be found in situ.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the session learners will:

  • Have handled and investigated Victorian objects
  • Have learned about historical changes through studying an appropriate range of sources for information (ref. History NC KS2)
  • Be able to ask and answer questions, and to select information relevant to the focus of the inquiry (ref. History NC KS2)



We can accommodate a maximum of 35 pupils for this session.


Half Day Session

Half day sessions run 10am – 12pm and 1-3pm, with the option to extend your visit by staying for lunch, adding another half-day session at a discounted rate, or doing teacher-led activity in our galleries.

Plan Your Visit

Go to Plan Your Visit for information about prices, payment, parking and everything else you might need.

Make an Enquiry

Please submit your enquiry by emailing the Learning Team at LearningBookings@scll.co.uk

Please include as many details as possible, including:

  • School name and postcode
  • Contact number and email
  • Which session/Discovery Box you are enquiring about
  • Information about year group, number of pupils and any other relevant information
  • When you would like to visit or book
  • Any other questions you may have

Once you have booked, we will send you a confirmation letter via email.

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Other Sessions for Key Stage Two

As well as Time Detectives we also offer Ordsall Alive! and Discovering Local History for key Stage Two.

Other Victorian Resources and Sessions

As well as Time Detectives we also offer other sessions at Salford Museum and Art Gallery and Discovery Boxes with a Victorian theme.