The collection in the House on Crutches Museum reflects the domestic, commercial and agricultural life of a small, remote, rural market town during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
A museum offers a different kind of learning experience, which is complementary to school learning. Here objects and pictures from other times can be looked at, handled, felt and even smelled! Lively discussion will ensue, and stimulate follow-up activities back at school or college.
The main historical learning theme is change. In what way have buildings, shops, tools, clothes, farming and so on changed over the last hundred years, and why?
Students can learn about domestic and agricultural life, clothing and textiles, toys and amusements - through examining and discussing objects made of materials such as leather, wool and iron, in order to think about possible answers to the above questions.