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The Victorian Experience

Victorian Experience

The Royal Albert Hall's Victorian Experience is a unique interactive session for children aged 9 - 11 years, offering an exciting way of exploring Key Stage 2 National Curriculum learning objectives for History and Literacy. It is available to pre-booked school groups on selected dates during term time.

In the company of two costumed characters representing the different classes in Victorian society, your class will be taken on an engaging journey through the Royal Albert Hall, using its rich history to explore the Victorian age.

Tour details

Victorian Experience

The Victorian Experience lasts 1 hour 45 minutes.

Groups will take an entertaining and illuminating tour of the building, viewing the auditorium from one of the private boxes, exploring the different front of house areas and discovering what it would have been like to see a show here or work in the Hall when it first opened over 140 years ago.

Additionally, children will take part in a classroom-based interactive workshop, which includes artefact handling and role-play.

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Tour dates and booking information

The Victorian Experience will be running on the following dates in 2015:
3, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26 March
2, 16, 18, 23, 25 and 30 June
2 July

There are two sessions per advertised day, starting at 10.30am and 1pm. Other dates may occasionally be available on request. Please call 020 7959 0558 to enquire.

You don't need to bring anything to the session; costumes and materials will be provided.  However, children (and staff!) will be expected to conduct themselves in the manner of Victorian visitors, so please come prepared to travel back in time!

For the duration of the tour and workshop each group will be divided in to two groups. All visiting pupils should be accompanied by a minimum ratio of 1 teacher/adult to 10 pupils or part thereof, for small groups of under 10 there should be a minimum of 2 adults for any visit.

Unfortunately, due to space restrictions within the building, we are unable to offer lunch-space to groups.

The Victorian Experience costs £5 per child.  Teachers and accompanying adults go free. Payment is required up front and in full in order to confirm your booking. Bookings should preferably be made with a term's notice.

For further information on available dates, booking and to secure a place on your very own Victorian Experience please contact the Hall's Tours Department by calling 020 7959 0558 or by emailing 


To secure a place for your school group on your very own Victorian Experience, please contact us:
p: 020 7959 0558

Information for teachers

You can download and print our information sheet for school visits below.