Hemdean House School Heritage Day - Interactive Victorian Classroom experience for children
This year Hemdean House School is celebrating 160 years since it was founded.
This makes it one of the oldest School's in Berkshire.
On September 22nd, as part of the UK Heritage Open Days scheme, Hemdean House School will be opening its doors. This will be a unique opportunity to see a Victorian School which is still actively used by pupils today.
As part of our Heritage Day celebrations, we invite your children to step back in time and enjoy a Victorian classroom experience. Thoughout the day, the "Victorian School" (www.victorianschool.co.uk) will be recreating sessions that show what life was like for a Victorian schoolchild.
Each session will last 30 mins and there are 12 places available at each sessions.The experience is aimed at children aged 7 and upwards. The class will take place in a school room on the ground floor of main school house that dates back to 1859 (featured in the event picture).
Please note: Parents are expected to stay with their children and enjoy the experience also, However, please be aware there will only be standing room for parents.
Booking is essential: child tickets are £4.90 each (parents do not have to pay).
The classroom experience forms part of a wider community event that day that will include traditional afternoon teas and other refreshments. In addition, there will be carousel and other vintage stalls entertainment for families to enjoy. (Please see the School website and Facebook page for more details:
The Heritage day is open to all: You may be a former pupil or teacher, you may have an interest in the history of Caversham and Reading, you may simply wander along Hemdean Road or see the House from Balmore Park and wonder what goes on behind the gates!
Whatever your reason for visiting, we look forward to greeting you and showing you around our historic site.