Foundation Phase

Free Self-led

Time for Washing

St Fagans National Museum of History
National Waterfront Museum
Big Pit National Coal Museum
National Wool Museum
National Slate Museum
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An interactive iBook about washing clothes before washing machines. Designed to be used by your learners; includes games, archive material and suggested activities.

Created for the Foundation Phase and lower Key Stage 2 although archive material is suitable for older age groups and can be found separately on the People's Collection Wales website. There is also a PDF version (not interactive) if you don't have access to iOS (Apple).

Can be used as a stand alone resource, but best used to complement washday sessions at St Fagans National Museum of History , Big Pit National Coal Museum and the National Slate Museum - where there is a chance to have a go at some of the steps of the process with a facilitator.

Follow this link to download Time for Washing.

Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.

Washday Workshop

National Slate Museum

Step back in time and see Margiad the washerwoman busy at work.  A fantastic opportunity for pupils to take part in role-play and learn about the everyday life of Victorian women.  

Duration: 1 hour x 2
Dates: November 14 - 16, 2017 and February 5 - 9, 2018
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £100 for up to 35 pupils. Free for some schools (see booking information).


History 1800-1900