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About Children of the Revolution

Children of the Revolution is a new multi-media learning resource produced by Newport City Council and Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales. It is essentially an historical investigation into life and work in a new industrial town (Blaenavon) in the middle of the 19th century. Children will explore the world of the industrial workforce by accessing real historical evidence through a variety of multimedia experiences. They will meet characters from the past in their workplace, homes and school, discover how the nation's thirst for iron and coal caused an explosion of population and shantytowns, and encounter the harsh realities of the poverty, illness and malnutrition that inevitably accompanied such rapid urban growth.