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Our immersive Victorian Walk experience recreates the winding streets of 19th-century London. We've captured it in 3D for you to explore!
Do a little window shopping at the toyshop, tobacconist, tailor or pawnbroker and get a taste of life in Victorian London.
Can you complete our six challenges?
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Hint: Start and go forward five times. The sign above says 'TOYSHOP'.
Zoom in to have a good look at what's on display.
If you could buy one thing from the toy shop, what would it be?
What are some of the differences between Victorian toys and toys today?
In Victorian times, children from poorer families would save their money to buy ‘penny toys’.
Hint: From the toy shop, turn left, go forward three times, turn left again, go forward once, look to your right.
Children who could not afford toys would make their own entertainment in the streets. They might listen and dance to the music of a barrel organ, which played a melody when someone cranked the handle on the side.
Do you know any other places where Victorian people could listen to music?
What ways can you listen to music today?
Hint: From the barrel organ, go forwards towards the post box, turn right, go forward. Look up and you should see the sign.
What do you think the large ‘wheel’ outside was used for?
Why do you think tea, coffee and sugar were very expensive in Victorian times?
Hint: With the tea and coffee warehouse on your right, go forward twice. It's on your right.
Do you know the proper name for this type of bicycle?
Here's a clue: P _ _ _ Y - F_ _ _ _ _ _ G
How is it different to a modern bicycle?
How do you think people might have got onto it?
The bicycle (or ‘velocipede’) was invented in the Victorian period and became very popular.
Hint: From the bicycle, turn left and go through the archway, then go forward. It's on your right.
This is where people in Victorian times would buy tinned and dry foodstuffs – the sort of things we would buy from a supermarket or a convenience store today.
Tinned food was introduced in the early 19th century and was very expensive at first.
Hint: With the grocer's shop on your right, go forward. It's right in front of you.
This sort of shop sold things like writing paper, greetings cards and envelopes.
Christmas cards were very popular with Victorian Londoners.
How many pictures of Father Christmas can you spot?
How is he different to pictures of Father Christmas you might see today?
Many winter traditions such as Christmas trees, crackers, giving presents and Father Christmas were introduced in Victorian times.
You've made it to the end. Well done!
There's plenty more to see if you keep your eyes peeled!
If you'd like to learn more about what life was like in Victorian London, why not plan to visit the Victorian Walk in person?
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