Explore the fascinating world of the Victorian judges at this award-winning historic house.

Picture Blocks

Used both for construction and as a type of three dimensional jigsaw, these block are hollow, made from thin pieces of wood covered with paper pictures.

In the classroom:  

How many complete pictures can be made with this set? What animals can you spot? Make a set of cubes from thin card and either draw pictures or use pictures from magazines to make up the 6 sides.

picture blocks


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Strange But True

  • list arrowTo stink or not to stink

    It takes 25 trips up and down our 41 stairs to bring the water from the basement water pump to fill the Judge's Bath (we know, we've tried it). Let's hope the judges liked to be stinky - poor maid!


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