Victorian Washday Inventory - Monlife

Victorians Washday and Domestic Life

Picture life in a Victorian household – our boxes contain all the essentials for washday, from washboard to flat irons to carbolic soap. We also have a range of kitchen equipment, including sugar loaf and sugar nippers, copper and cast iron kettles and moulds for dainties such as jellies and blancmanges.

Washday Discovery Box inventory

  • 1 x cast-iron kettle
  • 1 x washboard
  • 1 x posser
  • 1 x agitator
  • 1 x length of washing line
  • Selection of pegs
  • 1 x tongs
  • 1 x carbolic soap
  • 1 x carpet beater

Domestic Discovery Box inventory

  • 1 x copper kettle
  • 1 x loaf of sugar
  • 1 x sugar nippers
  • 1 x enamel bowl
  • 1 x enamel jug
  • 1 x flat iron
  • 1 x scrubbing brush
  • 1 x candlestick
  • 1 x blancmange mould
  • 1 x pair of butter pats
  • 1 x willow-pattern platter
  • 1 x tin of boiled sw
  • 1 x sugar tongs
  • Selection of glass bottles
  • 1 x hot water bottle

Each Discovery Box costs £20.00 per half term or £30 per full term. The boxes can be collected from and returned to any of our three Museums in Abergavenny, Chepstow or Monmouth by prior arrangement.

Abergavenny Museum and Castle
The Castle, Castle Street, Abergavenny NP7 5EE
01873 854282

Chepstow Museum
Gwy House, Bridge Street, Chepstow NP16 5EZ
01291 625981

Monmouth Museum
Market Hall, Priory Street, Monmouth, NP25 3XA
01600 710630

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