Children’s life in the Victorian era is a fascinating topic. Children worked, some had schooling and some didn’t. It is so different to the lives of our children today that they will be really interested in learning about how Victorian children lived. The following pages will help with any study of the life of children during the Victorian period.
BBC Victorian Britain – This site has a wonderful page about Victorian Britain. It has been archived, but it is still an excellent resource covering children in coal mines, school, play, work, factories, their toys and games and lots more!
Primary Homework Help – This site also has a wonderful resource on children in Victorian times.
Primary Facts – This site has Victorian Christmas facts and information.
Victorian Children – Offers a look into how Victorian children lived, played, worked and survived
You will find lots of other great information at the Victorian Children site. The following topics are covered:
- Famous Victorians
- Victorian Inventions
- Victorian Christmas
- Victorian Food
- Victorian Children & the Times – A comprehensive Victorian Children history guide with facts and information on how the Victorian times impacted children in work, play, education and home life.
- Victorian Schools Facts for Children
- Victorian Houses Photos and Information
- Victorian Child Labour and the Conditions They Worked in
- Victorian Toys and Victorian Games
- Victorian Houses and Where Victorians Lived
- Victorian Dress and Victorian Style Clothing
The School Run – Has the top ten facts, great for research projects! There is also a timeline and a quiz. “During the 64 years that Queen Victoria was on the throne, Britain was also going through the Industrial Revolution. Machines for factories were invented that could make things quickly, like textiles – so, there were more textiles around to sell, and more people who wanted to buy them. With the invention of the steam train, the textiles could get to places further away than before. Life in the Victorian era changed very quickly for a lot of people, and cities became busier and more crowded.” (The School Run)