Home life

The home life of people in Craven’s past has varied greatly over time; from the ornate furniture and clocks of the 19th century (1800s) to the rag rugs of early 20th century (1900s) stone cottages. On display are many objects which may be recognised by some visitors such as a traditional mangle, an early ‘Ewbank’ carpet sweeper and a 1950s cooker.

But home life isn’t just defined by pieces of furniture and domestic equipment that fill a house. Small items like 20th century (1900s) starch packets, sewing kits and cutlery are also on display at the museum.

If you would like to enquire about this collection or would like further information simply get in touch with a member of our curatorial team.

1950s cooker
Square piano Soap and starch Butter mould Longcase clock face