Foundation Phase

Beti Bwt's Washday

National Wool Museum

Help Beti Bwt wash her clothes before the invention of the washing machine.

Contact learning.wool@museumwales.ac.uk for more information

 

Duration: 45 minutes
Dates: Contact us for available dates.
Cost: Led by Museum staff – free of charge.

Curriculum

History

Knowledge and understanding of the World

Time and People

 

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
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.

Craft Workshops

National Wool Museum

We can also provide a variety of craft workshops, including weaving and felt making. Your pupils can get creative and discover for themselves the fascinating world of textile production and design.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Led by Museum staff – free of charge.

From Fleece to Fabric

National Wool Museum

Follow the traditional process of creating textiles from the fleece to the finished cloth. Discover the skills involved in the large scale manufacture compared to the hand processes. Experience demonstrations of working machinery and a range of hands-on activities with your very own craftsperson.

 

 

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Led by Museum staff – free of charge.

The museum Trail

National Wool Museum

A tour of the Museum will enhance pupils learning as they see the development from the Domestic Industry to the Industrial Machinery and stories of the people who lived and worked in the local community.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Led by Museum staff – free of charge.

The Woollen Industry and the Victorian Era

National Wool Museum

The Industrial Revolution dramatically altered the face and pace of woollen production in Wales. Explore the factors behind the rise of the Woollen Industry in Drefach Felindre.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Led by Museum staff – free of charge.
Free Self-led

Textile Trail

National Wool Museum

Professional artist Julia Griffiths Jones has created five pieces of work that are displayed around the Museum. An activity has been created to engage children with each piece. Julia’s work offers a contemporary and personal response to the collection and the trail allows pupils to respond creatively to the museum.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.
Free Self-led

The Village trail

National Wool Museum

A village trail brings the effect of the Industrial Revolution to life as you discover the sites of old factories, compare the houses of the Mill owners to those of the workers, and see the growth of the village, through its churches, chapels, shops and community hall.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.