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Dead Street School Ghost Hunt - Hitchin

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Dead Street School Ghost Hunt - Hitchin
Dead Street School Ghost Hunt - Hitchin

Time & Location

22 Jul 2023, 20:00 – 23 Jul 2023, 01:00

Hitchin, 41-42 Queen St, Hitchin SG4 9TS, UK

About the event

HISTORY OF BRITISH SCHOOLS MUSEUM The   first school on the site was founded in 1810 in an old malt house  on the  street, which burnt down. The Victorian Monitorial schoolroom  (built  1837) could hold 300 boys, taught by monitors and just one  teacher.  Joseph Lancaster built schools like this up and down the  country, and  from the USA to India. The Monitorial schoolroom at the  museum is now  the only one left in the world. William Fitch was the  first and only  Headmaster to live in the Headmaster’s Housefrom when he  built itin 1857  to his death in 1902. The Victorian Gallery classroom  was built to  cater for a class of 110 boys, all sat on the floors:  Desks would not  have been used –they probably only needed slates to  write on.

ACCESS TO THESE AREAS •Boys’   Monitorial Schoolroom - Built in 1837,this large space is perfect for a   base from which your investigations occur. Previously used to house a   whole boys’ school. •Boys’ Gallery Classroom - Built in 1854, this   rare example of a galleried classroom has witnessed thousands of boys   being taught over the years. 

•Infants’ Classroom - From 1857, infants  were taught on the ground floor of this building. •Girls’ School  Corridor - Pupils would have heard the teachers’ footsteps echo as they  approach the classrooms. •Headmaster’s House - This two-storey home for  Mr Fitch and his family was built in 1857. •Air Raid Shelter - Originally the boiler room, this underground space served as an air raid shelter during WWII.

EVENT INCLUDES: • Complimentary tea and coffee • Complimentary light snacks • Access to areas as mentioned above • Use of all equipment

PARKING

There is free parking onsite and the gates will be open upon your arrival.

PLEASE NOTE:

Before booking onto this event  please read our Terms and Conditions.  We  cannot offer refunds and all  ticket sales are non-transferable.

NO UNDER 18's AND ANYONE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL OR DRUGS WILL  NOT BE PERMITTED INTO THE EVENT.

This location is unsuitable for people with mobility issues and heavily  pregnant women.

ACCOMMODATION IS NOT PROVIDED

 

Tickets

  • Dead Street School

    £39.00

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£0.00

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