Homes Then and Now


A comparison of everyday household items with role-play and a handling session. Items investigated include a hand pumped vacuum cleaner and washday equipment.

A great way for pupils to learn about ‘significant historical events, people and places in their own locality’

Key Information

Level: EYFS and Key Stage 1

Duration: 75mins

Pupil numbers: 32 max per class

Cost: £100 for one class or £175 for two classes

Artefact Boxes

The Heritage Education Service can loan items of historical, archaeological and geological interest to schools. Boxes of original artefacts, replicas and models on a range of topics from dinosaurs to the 1970s can support classroom activities before or after a workshop or museum visit. Loans can be delivered and collected direct to your school for just £45 for up-to eight loan boxes.

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In School

Key stage

EYFS, Key stage 2

Activity Type

Facilitator Led