From Monday 20 July, the Victorian Street will be open to explore and look through the shop windows. Unfortunately in the first phase of re-opening, it isn’t safe for you to go inside; this is because we can’t ensure social distancing. We hope to open the shops as soon as we can do safely. We have added more seats in the street, so why not take a moment to relax and enjoy your surroundings? The tea room will be open and offering a takeaway service.
Play with traditional toys in our toy shop on the Victorian Street. We also have a large selection of pocket money treats, Jelly Cat collection and wooden toys for sale.
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.
Charles Twist Photographey
You are invited to don costumes and pose in front of our old-fashioned backdrop for your very own Victorian portrait session. During holiday time only, sessions must be pre-booked.