Houses and Homes
Site: Abbey House Museum
This workshop is led by museums staff.
Did Victorians have vacuum cleaners? How heavy is a flat iron? How long did it take to wash clothes before washing machines were invented? Your class will be able to answer these questions and more after this interactive object based workshop. They will get the opportunity to sort and investigate a range of everyday and more unusual artefacts by material, age and purpose. They will discover where in the home they were used, what they were used for and if they are still used 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.
For more information, contact the Learning & Access Officer on 0113 2305492.
History: What were homes like a long time ago? Science: Sorting, Using materials, Pushes & Pulls
Cost: £55 per class
Maximum numbers: Class of 30