Discover more about an Edwardian childhood at Sewerby Hall and Gardens' Café Chat

Tue, 05 Mar 2019

Café Chats continue at Sewerby Hall and Gardens on Monday, 11 March, 2019, when the subject will be “Edwardian Childhood.”

Based in the Clock Tower Cafe, every second Monday of the month until March, Café Chats are an opportunity to join a member of the museum team for an informal and interactive chat based around one or more items from the Museum collection.

Education officer Robert Chester said : “Seen but not heard" is the enduring image of childhood in the Victorian and Edwardian period. But what was life really like for children at this time? With no electric gizmos or fancy phones, just what did children do all day?

“In this Cafe Chat we will use some of the toys and other objects from our handling collection to explore just what it was like to be a child in the years before the First World War.”

Details, times and dates of the chats can be found on the Sewerby Hall and Gardens website, or by ringing Sewerby Hall on 01262673769. All the chats will last between 20 minutes and an hour.

Robert Chester added : “Café Chats are, quite literally, an opportunity for members of the public to meet the people behind the Museum, get to grips with historical objects from the collection and learn a little more about them and their significance.”

Admission to the café area and to the Café Chat event will be free.

Full details of the Café Chats and all the facilities at Sewerby Hall and Gardens can be found at www.sewerbyhall.co.uk