Step back in time as you enter the clock lobby in the museum and experience our unique Victorian Street with its ironmongers, printers, grocers, sweet shop, drapers, chemist, police station and blacksmiths.
Did you know, we rely on volunteers to bring our unique Victorian Street to life? We always try to ensure our shops are open, however there are occasions when they are closed due to availability.
Please note there is an additional cost to purchase items from the sweet shop and ironmongers.
No visit to the Victorian Street is complete without a trip to the sweet shop. Discover old favourites including bonbons, pear drops and aniseed balls.
Meet our resident bobbies and see what crime and punishment was like in Victorian times. You'll visit the cells, learn about prison food and see handcuffs, truncheons and other paraphernalia.
Our master blacksmith Peat Oberon can often be found hard at work in the traditional Forge. When he is around, why not pop in and say hi.
Discover how loose tea would have been measured out ‘the old-fashioned way’. Fresh produce grown in the Walled Garden is sometimes available to purchase (seasonal).
Our Victorian printers has a working 1839 Albion Printing Press and a Columbian Eagle Press . Why not have a go at printing your name using traditional wooden type?
Play dress-up and try on hats, caps, bonnets, waistcoats and pinafores in the Drapers. Learn about the history of fashion and the perils of the Corset!
Pay a trip to J.Walker Chemist for advice on all ailments and remedies. Even have a go at crushing and rolling your own tablets.