Palace House

Palace House has been in Lord Montagu's family ownership since 1538 and, concentrating on the Victorian period, offers a number of fascinating study days for children.

Houses and Homes

Palace House

Experience the atmosphere of a Victorian country house with one of our Victorian house-hold servants. Based on people who lived and worked at Beaulieu in the 19th century.

Dress up in smocks and collars and learn about familiar and unusual objects of Victorian times in this ‘hands-on’ programme.

Suitable for KS1, 2, 3, 4 and for children/ students/adults with special educational needs.

The Victorians

Children take on the role of Victorian school children seeking employment as housemaids, kitchen maids, footmen or chauffeurs.

Find out about etiquette, spittoons and iron ranges and many more aspects of life in a Victorian country house.

Discover where to buy petrol, how to steer a car without a wheel or a windscreen and why a red flag was important to Victorian motorists.

Suitable for KS2 and 3 and for children/ students/adults with special educational needs.

Victorians and their Toys

Look around the family home of the Montagus with one of our Victorian household servants and find out about the people who lived in Victorian Palace House.

Dress in smocks and collars.

Discover some of the toys the Montagu children played with in Victorian Palace House. Are they similar of those today? Are they different? If so, how? Why?

Learn how some of the toys worked and find out why we use replicas and not originals for handling.

Suitable for KS1 and 2 and for children/students/adults with special educational needs.