Topics through Time: Houses and Homes
Site: Abbey House Museum
History, Science, Literacy, Cross Curricular
A member of staff or freelancer leads this activity.
How heavy is a flat iron? How long did it take to wash clothes before washing machines were invented? Did Victorians have vacuum cleaners? Where was the toilet? Your class will be able to answer these questions and more after this interactive workshop. Sort and investigate artefacts by material, age and purpose. Discover where in the home objects were used, what they were used for and if we still use them today.
The self led section of this workshop gives pupils the opportunity to investigate household objects in context in our reconstructed Victorian Streets.
Classes will be split into 2 groups for the workshop, each group spending 45 minutes in the workshop and 45 minutes exploring the Museum galleries with their responsible adult. Workshops are available Tuesday - Friday and are led by a member of the Museum's freelance learning staff.
‘lovely experience for children’s first museum visit’, Yr 1 teacher
For more information, contact the Learning & Access Officer on 0113 2305492.
History key concepts: chronological understanding, changes within and beyond living memory
Science: Sorting, Using materials, Pushes & Pulls
Cost: £60 per class
Maximum numbers: Class of 30