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Victorian Washing Tools

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Discover the Victorian laundry process with these replicas.
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Technical Summary


Helping to Support Teaching and Learning

Authentic Replicas

Includes a wooden dolly peg, laundry tongs, carpet beater, and laundry brush, each reflecting Victorian designs and uses.

Hands-On Learning

Encourages active participation in history lessons through role play and enquiry-based activities, enhancing engagement and understanding.

Supports Key Stage 2

Aligns with the Key Stage 2 curriculum, helping to extend pupils’ chronological knowledge of British history beyond 1066.

Versatile Use

Ideal for history mystery activities, role play, and exploring Victorian household chores, providing diverse learning opportunities.

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Victorian Washing Tools

Discover the Victorian laundry process with these replicas.


  • Understanding the daily life of a Victorian housewife engages students in learning British history. These Victorian washing tools offers tangible insights into the past for effective role-play and enquiry-based learning.

  • The wooden dolly peg, 86 cm high, was used to plunge and spin grime out of clothes, a precursor to modern washing machines.

  • The 38 cm wooden laundry tongs, with a galvanised steel spring, were essential for safely handling boiling clothes, highlighting the physical demands of Victorian laundry work.

  • The laundry brush was crucial for removing stubborn stains. These artefacts extend children's chronological knowledge beyond 1066, providing practical insights into Victorian life.

Supports the National Curriculum

History, Key Stage 2, British History

A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066.

Technical Summary



  • Wood

  • Age Range

  • Suitable for 5 to 11 years