The Playroom was located upstairs beside the Nursery. Children were encouraged to use educational toys and most of these were handmade. Activities in the Playroom were supervised by the Governess.
The Playroom of Number Twenty Nine displayed a device that was originally produced for a schoolroom and shows the types of material that was available in the early 19th century for teaching the basics, or ‘rudiments’, to young children. The ‘Rudiment Box’ originally consisted of two scrolls of educational images mounted back to back in a glass-fronted cabinet. The purpose of the device was simple. A handle would be turned each day by a teacher to reveal a new lesson for the children.
ALSO ON THE ATTIC FLOOR: