Poole Museum
Free Entry
Opening times:
From 9 April - 30 October 2022,
Daily, 10am - 5pm

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Mrs Jolly's Jubilee

This 2 hour workshop is suitable for pupils learning about Queen Victoria, and her diamond jubilee as a historical event. The workshop takes place at Scaplen’s Court, making use of the Victorian Kitchen. 

Learning Outcomes 

Pupils will:

  1. Experience aspects of working class life in Victorian times

  2. Find out about Queen Victoria’s Jubilee celebrations

  3. Compare the celebrations for Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee with those for Queen Elizabeth II  


Arrival and introduction
Group activities:

(please divide your class into 5 groups before your visit. All groups will get a turn at all activities)

  Preparing celebration food

  Shoe cleaning

  Waitress/waiter training

  Making bunting

  Old fashioned washing



Staff ratios

Please divide your class into five groups before your visit. You should bring six adult helpers. Five adults will be needed to supervise the group activities and the class teacher should float between groups.


The workshop involves drama and role-play. We encourage pupils and adults to dress in Victorian style outfits. It can get quite cold at Scaplen’s Court, so warm costumes should be worn in cool weather.


We are very happy for our staff to be photographed working with your pupils. Where consent is available we would be grateful for copies of digital photos we can use for promotion and publicity.

Health and safety

A risk assessment has been prepared to assist you in your risk assessment.


If your group has specific issues, such as special educational needs, learning or physical disabilities please raise these when booking so that we can tailor the session accordingly.


You will be invoiced for the workshop after our visit. Please advise us of any relevant order numbers if appropriate.

Further enquiries

For booking, further information or a discussion of your needs and the suitability of the workshop please contact our Learning Assistant on 01202 262628 or email us.

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