The Grade 5 boys spent an enjoyable morning at Sammy Marks Museum on Thursday, 01 August 2017. The 48 graciously rooms are filled with all the trappings of refined Victorian living exquisite furniture, porcelain, paintings, silver making it a home truly worthy of Sammy Marks’s status as one of the leading industrialists of his day.
The museum is unique in that it’s the only Victorian mansion in the country whose interior is preserved intact and wholly authentic. This is thanks largely to the foresight of Sammy Marks, who declared in his will that the house, with its contents, are to be preserved for four generations after the day he dies.
The boys also thoroughly enjoyed playing croquet as well as going on a treasure hunt in the beautiful grounds surrounding the house. The teachers were lucky enough to relax for a while over tea and scones, while the boys ate their picnic lunches under the huge trees.