Home Sweet Home Onsite Learning Activity

Onsite activity, £35 per session (admission costs apply)

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.

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