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Victorian Slum House

Victorian Slum House takes viewers back to 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 between 1860-1900.

Episodes

Season 1
Episode 5
Observe the social changes the slum dwellers face as they move into the 20th century. A...
Season 1
Episode 4
Enter the 1890s, when mass manufacturing and social reform offer a bit of hope for some...
Season 1
Episode 3
Despite high unemployment and intolerable conditions, people flock to London, desperate...
Season 1
Episode 2
Witness a dire economic depression heightened by the arrival of Irish migrants seeking...
Season 1
Episode 1
Follow participants as they move into an 1860s tenement made up of sparse rooms, a shared...


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Victorian Slum House takes viewers back to the British slums of the 1800s.

Upcoming Episodes

Tue 8/6, 1:00pm
The 1860s

Follow participants as they move into an 1860s tenement made up of sparse rooms, a shared water pump and outhouses. They seek to make a living by matchbox making, wood turning and the rag trade, work once done by their impoverished forebears.

Tue 8/6, 2:00pm
The 1870s

Witness a dire economic depression heightened by the arrival of Irish migrants seeking work. Daily, the slum dwellers toil to fulfill clothing orders and make artificial flowers for factories. Some won’t be able to settle their debts.