There’s a chance to celebrate Queen Victoria’s 200th birthday this Friday by stepping back in time to walk through a fully recreated Victorian village – and solve a ‘whodunnit’ while you’re there.

It’s a new addition to the Flambards attraction in Helston, which gives people the chance to walk the cobbles of a 19th century street with more than 50 authentic shops, painstakingly recreated using thousands of genuine antique items.

They include a sweet shop, toy store, milliners, ironmongers, tobacconists, butchers and a barbershop.

Time travellers can now also take part in a mystery trail while there, hunting down clues amongst the 50 different shops and scenes to solve a Dickensian style crime.

General manager Richard Smith said: “The Victorian Village really is something of a hidden gem and visitors are often surprised at the sheer scale and quality of the experience.

“It’s not necessarily what you’d expect to come across in a theme park but people are delighted when they get to see the care and attention that has gone into recreating a bygone age and it’s the perfect spot to celebrate Queen Victoria’s bicentenary.”

One of the highlights of the experience is the Chemist Shop Time Capsule, which was operational during the Victorian era and then lay neglected for over 100 years after chemist William White died in 1909.

Flambards rescued the shop and began the arduous task of moving it piece by piece, including the thousands of artefacts, to its new home.

The Victorian Village will be open from 10am, with last admission 3pm before closing at 4pm this Friday, to mark Queen Victoria’s 200th birthday.

It will be an indoor attraction only day and the rides will not be open.