Foundation Phase

Free Self-led

Time for Washing

St Fagans National Museum of History
National Waterfront Museum
Big Pit National Coal Museum
National Slate Museum
Cover for Amser Golchi resource for schools

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.

Christmas Traditions

St Fagans National Museum of History

Join us in December for our Christmas workshop.

Hear the story of Ted the Bear as he discovers some traditional Welsh Christmas customs.

This is followed by an opportunity for pupils to make their own wax sheet candles.

Note: This session is only available in December.

Duration: 45 minutes
Dates: December 4th - 15th
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £40 for up to 15 pupils, £60 for up to 35. Free for some schools (see booking information).

Gwalia Stores

St Fagans National Museum of History

Meet the shop assistant in Gwalia Stores and see what shopping was like over 80 years ago.

Duration: 45 minutes
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £40 for up to 15 pupils, £60 for up to 35. Free for some schools (see booking information).

Toys

St Fagans National Museum of History

Find out what toys children played with in the past.

Enjoy an opportunity to play and compare with modern toys.

Duration: 45 minutes
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £40 for up to 15 pupils, £60 for up to 35. Free for some schools (see booking information).

Curriculum

History: 19th & 20th Century

Did you know you can also book: Toys - make a traditional toy

Toys - Make a Toy

St Fagans National Museum of History

Did you know that children in the past often played with handmade toys?

This is an opportunity for your class to make their very own peg doll to take back to school.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £40 for up to 15 pupils, £60 for up to 35. Free for some schools (see booking information).

Curriculum

History: 19th and 20th Century

Did you know you can also book: Traditional Toys - an opportunity to play with traditional toys

Washday with Beti Bwt

St Fagans National Museum of History

Come and help Beti Bwt wash her clothes before the invention of the washing machine.

Pupils will get to use a mangle and dolly to help wash grandma’s bloomers!

Duration: 45 minutes
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £40 for up to 15 pupils, £60 for up to 35. Free for some schools (see booking information).

Craft demonstrations

St Fagans National Museum of History

Craft people such as the blacksmith, miller, weaver and clog maker demonstrate their work to the public on certain days. If your group has an interest in a particular craft then you should check availability when making a booking.

Duration: 30 minutes
Cost: Led by Museum staff – free of charge.

Curriculum

Curriculum Cymraeg