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Houses and Homes: Old and New

The Mansion at Tatton Park is an old house and was the family home of the Egerton’s for many years. Come inside to see how they lived and how different this house is from your own home. Compare and contrast all the key living spaces (dining room, kitchen, bathroom etc) and consider how technology in the modern world has made our lives much easier.  This engaging tour can be adapted for Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 groups.

Image from the National Trust

Course details

Houses and Homes: Old & New


Tatton Park Mansion


90 minutes


April – July & September – October

Age Recommendation:

EYFS & Key Stage 1

Curriculum Links:

English, History, Science, PSHE

Session Plan Produced:

28/06/2017, Laura   Armitage (Learning & Visitor Services Manager)


Learning Outcomes:

Learning Outcomes

1. To understand the difference between this ‘old house’ and our modern homes

“Changes within living memory” - History

2. To develop an awareness of the past and understand that things change over time

“Develop an awareness of the past” - History

3. To understand how life/technology/fashion (etc) has changed over time and use this ‘old house’ as a case study

“Gain historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts” - History


Group Size:

This programme can accommodate 12-90 children. If you have a larger group, we are happy to discuss a bespoke timetable with you.


This workshop is structured as a guided tour around the Mansion, comparing and contrasting all the key living spaces with our modern homes. Children will be introduced to what has changed for the people who lived and worked in the house, as well as changes in technology, fashion, lifestyle etc.


Make an enquiry using our Schools Enquiry form or contact us to discuss your requirements at tattoneducation@cheshireeast.gov.uk / 01625 374428.

Risk Assessment:

Information about risk assessments and our health and safety procedures for this workshop.