Year 1 had an amazing trip to St John’s House Museum in Warwick recently. The children had a Victorian classroom experience, did a drill and played with some old toys!
St John’s House is a Jacobean mansion and has a history spanning almost 900 years. The land on which it stands was originally used as a hospital in the 12th century.
The current house has been used as a private residence, a school and administrative offices of the War Department. Latterly the building was bought by Warwickshire County Council and turned into a museum, which opened to the public in 1960. The ground floor is used exclusively by local school children for activities and learning sessions, galleries include a Victorian kitchen and schoolroom, displays on childhood, toys and games, costumes and learning space.