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Homes in the past

Using a variety of household objects, this session investigates homes of days gone by.

Discover how to clean rugs, do the washing and make butter plus much more. This session includes a self-guided gallery tour. ‘Household object snap’ - a game in small groups to find a matching pair, those that can name the objects keep the pair. 

Location Abington Park Museum
Age Key stages 1 and 2

identify similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods

changes within living memory. Where appropriate, these should be used to reveal aspects of change in national life. Understand some of the ways in which we find out about the past and identify different ways in which it is represented

a study over time tracing how several aspects of national history are reflected in the locality

Length 1 hour + time on gallery
Capacity 35 children plus supervising adults
Supervision We ask schools to follow NSPCC guidelines as outlined in our terms and conditions.
Resources Once you have booked your visit with us you will receive a copy of our resources that can be used on gallery and in the classroom.
Cost £140