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Visit the British slums of the 1800s, where a group of modern day families, couples and individuals recreate life in London’s East End as their forbearers once lived. Faced with the virtually impossible task of earning enough money to pay the rent and put food on the table, the participants experience first-hand the tough living conditions endured by the urban poor in Victorian Britain.

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Victorian Slum House

The 1900s

Observe the social changes of the 1900s.

The 1900s

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Victorian Slum House

The 1890s

London recovers from an economic depression.

The 1890s

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Victorian Slum House

The 1880s

Learn why, despite high unemployment and intolerable conditions, people flock to London.

The 1880s

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Victorian Slum House

The 1870s

Witness a dire economic depression heightened by the arrival of Irish migrants.

The 1870s

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Victorian Slum House

The 1860s

Follow participants into a tenement to live and work as their East End ancestors once did.

The 1860s