Teapot and jug

What was everyday life like in days gone by? Here you can see a selection of objects that people would have had about their homes. Some items would have been used in eating, drinking or entertaining. Others were used in dressing or calling on friends.

Many objects have modern versions still about today, but some are no longer used. They have either been replaced by different types of objects, or are no longer needed at all as our lifestyles change.