How the Victorians Built Britain – 22 July 2021 – 22/7/2021 – Thursday – Channel 5

Building Victorian Britain

Michael Buerk investigates how the Victorians took on the world of discovery and adventure and brought it back to Britain for everybody to enjoy. Michael’s journey of discovery begins in the Natural History Museum, where he encounters a dinosaur that changed the course of history. He visits London Zoo, a Victorian ‘living museum,’ to learn about how scientific study of birds and creatures led to the establishment of the first public zoo.

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About How the Victorians Built Britain

In less than a century, the Victorians transformed the face of Britain. They built iconic buildings, constructed transport networks, and invented cutting-edge technology. Michael Buerk travels Britain to find out how the Victorians built the nation.

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