In the mid-nineteenth century changes in employment practices and rising real wages meant that ordinary working people found themselves, usually for the first time, with leisure time and with spare money to spend on recreation. All sorts of establishments arose to fulfil the new demand for entertainment, many of them aimed at keeping people out of the pub. Join local historian Liz Woolley to find out where and how Oxford citizens spent their free time, and how the middle classes attempted to impose ‘rational recreation’ on their working-class contemporaries.
Circular walk of 90 minutes starting from the Museum of Oxford.
Tickets cost £10 per person and are available from the MOX Gift Shop or buy online (booking fee applies).
Suitable for 16+