Junior Time Traveller
Junior explorers are invited to step across the virtual threshold of Airfield House into the realm of Victorian Airfield. Self-navigating a Matterport 360 virtual tour, junior time travellers can indulge in some Victorian child’s play, rise to an Afternoon Tea baking challenge, or delve behind the scenes of the Overend family home to discover how Airfield’s iconic papier-mâché ceiling and hand-printed wallpaper were created.
Accompanying videos and STEM activity sheets will enable explorers to get creative, and try their hand at these traditional crafts, or experience craftsmanship of another kind with a virtual spin behind the wheel of Letitia Overends, 1927 Rolls Royce. Complete with tow hitch, the car was once a familiar sight transporting Airfield Jersey cows to the Royal Dublin Society, Spring Show!
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1927 Rolls Royce
In 2027, Airfield's Rolls Royce will celebrate being 100 years old. For over 50 years the car was owned and driven by just one lady, Letitia Overend.MORE
Early Victorians ate their main meal 'dinner at lunch time. When dinner time moved to the evening, the tradition of serving afternoon tea was introduced.MORE
Dromartin Jersey Herd
The first Jersey cow arrived at Airfield in 1894. Soon afterwards creamy Jersey milk and butter was being sold locally.MORE
Victorian Child’s Play
Marbles, spinning tops and other home-made toys were popular with Victorian children. Rocking horses and shop bought toys were very expensive. Children used their imagination to invent fun games.MORE
This wallpaper hung in Airfield House almost 200 years ago. The paper was hand printed by craftspeople in Dublin using carved wooden blocks.MORE
Papier Mache Ceiling
Made in 1914, Airfield's ceiling uses paper material and plaster, stuck together with glue. The wet mixture was pressed into square moulds and left to harden.MORE