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Prosperity and Poverty in Victorian Northwich

1 July 2015 - 31 December 2021
An exciting day using two great Victorian sites in Northwich. In Victorian Northwich, the salt industry meant work for some and riches for others, but on the edge of town the workhouse awaited the unwary and the unfortunate. Discover the tough life of a salt worker at the Lion Salt Works and the dreadful fate of a pauper in the Northwich union Workhouse. Work or the workhouse?

Comparing Pieter Bruegel and LS Lowry

1 July 2015 - 31 December 2021
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Discover the lives and work of two great artists through toys and games, artefact handling, music and dance.

Anglo-Saxon Settlers

1 July 2015 - 31 December 2021
Meet Ceolwulf, our resident Saxon, find out how his ancestors invaded and about his life in the settlement of Nort Wic in 975.

Viking Raiders and Invaders

1 July 2015 - 31 December 2021
Step into the world of the Vikings with our Viking Trader. Discover fearsome weapons and how to form a shield wall.

The Victorian Workhouse Experience

1 July 2015 - 31 December 2021
Experience the hard life of the poor in Victorian times by visiting the original workhouse for mid-Cheshire.

Prehistoric Britain

1 July 2015 - 31 December 2021
Find out how to survive as a Pre-historic hunter-gatherer and as a Bronze Age farmer.

The Great Fire of London

1 January 2017 - 31 December 2021
Hear first-hand accounts of the Great Fire, try out some 17th Century firefighting techniques and make a fire mark to take back to school.
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