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Curriculum Links: Changes within living memory. Local history study.
•Granny's Kitchen - Investigate Granny’s kitchen to find out how kitchens worked without electricity and hot running water, find our what foods Granny ate during war time rationing and see what she grew in her garden and sample some food from the time.
•The Laundry - See how much hard work was involved in keeping clean: have a go at possing, using the dolly, mangling. Then iron the clothes and beat out the carpets.
•Rag-rugging - Nothing gets thrown away! Make a recycled patch of rag rug to take home.
• Toys - Match up toys both outdoor and indoor, homemade and bought. Discover materials, textures and how they work.
• Playground Games - Active and fun rhymes, songs and games from potato skittles to dusty bluebells!
Please download our Education Programme from this page for further details and contact our Learning & Access Officer to discuss your needs and book on 01765 690799 or email [email protected]
Use our handling collections in the comfort of your own classroom.
Create your own museum or improve your role-play area:
Available @ £30 per week.
Vagrants were still housed here in the 1960s; many local people still remember them sitting on the wall outside waiting to be let in.
Make the most of your trip to Ripon with our map of museum locations, plus other local attractions, shops and cafes.