Children will be welcomed into Pit Cottage No. 5 on Francis Street in The 1900s Pit Village where they will have the opportunity to handle up to 30 artefacts that tell the story of life in the cottage.
After a sit down and a chat to set the scene, pupils will have the opportunity to do real jobs in a real house. They will work in groups to do various domestic chores including cleaning, tidying, washing the clothes and beating rugs. The session will end with a discussion about how these compare to modern domestic tasks.
This activity will enable children to:
- Gain a better understanding of the domestic life of a miner’s family in the early 1900s.
- Explore the differences and similarities between home life then (the early 1900s) and now.
Target Age: Key Stage 1
Activity Cost: £35 per session (admission costs apply)
Duration: 45 minutes
Group size: Half class
Season: All year round
We can also offer a Home Sweet Home as a remote learning activity for those schools who cannot make it to the museum.