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Octavia Hill was one of the most influential of all Victorians. Her remarkable achievements are ideal to study topics concerning housing, the good health of communities, conservation and the environment.
Our Education Centre at No 7 South Brink hosts a variety of activities and courses. See our what's on page for full details.
The Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House staff will work with leaders of education groups at all levels and abilities to ensure your visit is a success. All specialist groups, for example Civic Amenity Societies, Housing Associations and the National Trust are welcome.
A school visit to Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House offers a valuable Victorian experience for all Key Stages, with programmes for History, Citizenship and Geography. The visits develop the pupil’s knowledge and understanding of events, people and changes in the past, and their impact on life today.
Throughout the activities, the children are encouraged to think about the lives of people living in other times and places, developing a sense of community and learning to take care of the environment.
The life of Octavia Hill can be brought to the classroom, with a visiting workshop using a loan box of Victorian artefacts.