Victorian Manchester

Pupils will understand how different sections of society interacted with and built the foundation of the Manchester we know today. Using role play and drama they empathise with both the rich and poor through the exploration of work and city life. Philanthropist Thomas Horsfall who created The Manchester Art Museum in 1884 is the focus of our pupil led exhibition Art for All: Thomas Horsfall's Gift to Manchester which pupils will use to discuss ideas of class, beauty and society.

Ford Madox Brown, Work
Detail of A Street Scene in Manchester by Thomas Armstrong
Pupils in a workshop
Pupils in a workshop
Children in Victorian costume
Pupils in a workshop