VIDEO: Victorian display is child’s play

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A new exhibition giving children a taste of Victorian times opened at the Museum of Wigan Life for the Easter holidays.

Child’s Play – a celebration of childhood is a free, interactive experience giving families an insight into 19th century life through dressing up, games and education.

A youngster with Punch and Judy at the Museum of Wigan Life

A youngster with Punch and Judy at the Museum of Wigan Life

Offering an interactive chimney sweep activity, schoolroom complete with slate, chalk and even teacher dress for parents plus traditional schoolyard games, the museum is keen to show children the stark contrast to childhood in the modern day.

It is also holding Easter craft-related events on Tuesday (12.30pm to 2pm) and Thursday (1pm to 2.30pm) costing £2.50 per child.