Using role play children will find out what a laborious job washing clothes was for the servants at Preston Hall. Including washing with carbolic soap, using a water pump, putting clothes through a mangle and using the heavy irons. During the session children will create their own wooden peg just as children in Victorian times would have done.

Key learning outcomes:

Students will develop a deeper understanding of key historical concepts such as continuity and change and contrasting the experience of lives in the past with today. Using the familiar context of ‘washing’ will enable children to develop empathy for past lives, identifying both similarities and differences through first hand experiences.

Main learning approaches:

Active learning
Collaborative learning

Planning a visit:

Workshops last approximately 1 hour

Most leave plenty of time for schools to combine led sessions with independent exploration of the Museum, especially our treasured Victorian Street.

£35 per workshop (up to 30 children), plus £1.50 museum admission charge per child.

Spaces to eat packed lunches are provided when booking led sessions.

For further information about this workshop, how to book and the wider school offer at Preston Park Museum and Grounds please visit the website and contact the Learning Officer.