Villainous Victorians…

Ever wondered what Victorian Sheffield was like? Are you interested in Victorian crime and punishment? Do you love all things horrible history? Step through NESM’s Victorian doors and delve deep into its past with live actors, historical interpretation, games, storytelling, entertainment and much more!

Join all manner of rogues and ruffians for family-friendly costumed storytelling in our Police cells. Hear tales all about the Hornswoggles, Gulpins and Lully Priggers that were kept prisoner in our cells, meet our Victorian Policeman and learn how to decode Victorian slang, try your hand at some Victorian games, enjoy some marvellous Victorian entertainment and meet a station full of curious Victorian characters. If you don’t get caught gambling, thieving or behaving in an uncouth manner you can also experience our realistic Victorian camp, see re-enactment displays and enjoy some suitably Victorian food and drink!

Make sure to come in your Sunday best as Queen Victoria will be making a royal visit! Her royal highness will be available to answer questions about her time on the throne.


This event is for the Halloween weekend so is built around all things horrible history but is suitable for families of all ages!

  • Spooky Victorian storytelling (suitable for all ages)

  • Learn how to speak like a Victorian

  • Victorian games & toys

  • Victorian entertainment

  • Victorian costumed characters

  • Queen Victoria!

  • Victorian displays & re-enactment

  • Food & drink

  • Crime & Punishment talks/tours