Queen Victoria: Dear Diary...

School Children dressing up in Queen Victoria session

How did Queen Victoria spend her time at Windsor Castle? How were family occasions and royal events celebrated here? What were 'dine and sleep's?

Using hands-on artefacts and replica costume we investigate this and more in our interactive session supported by real sources of archival material and also highlight the Semi-State Rooms, the very rooms long associated with and affectionately used by Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and their family members.

Pupils will have the opportunity to engage with actual Victorian works of art on display as a stimulus to produce their own artwork and/or inspire them to write creatively. In addition, a St George's Chapel tour led by Chapel stewards can be included as part of the visit.  

Victorian Christmas: In addition to the availability shown below, the session can have a festive focus adding in themes related to Queen Victoria's many Christmases spent with her family here at Windsor. Available dates are Monday 28 November - Friday 16 December inclusive 2016.

"The day ran smoothly and the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves.  We can't wait to go back next year."  Class Teacher “I would love to come back with my family and show them all the things that I saw.”  Year 4 pupil

Event details

Curriculum themes: 
Significant individuals in the past
Significant historical people and places in your locality
Local history study beyond 1066
Extending chronological knowledge beyond 1066
Creating sketchbooks
Age group: 
Key stage 1
Key stage 2
School subjects: 
Art & Design
Maximum pupils per session: 
40 - 45 minutes
11:30 (lunch 12:30)
Days of the week: 
Tuesday, Wednesday
Windsor Castle
Learning room: 
The State Apartments
Essential information: 
Available from November to March 2017 when the Semi-State rooms are open.
Before making a booking please visit this page: 
Essential booking and visit information for Schools - Windsor
0303 123 7323