The headmaster in our 1900s Pit Village school is looking forward to welcoming you back!  We hope you've been practising your three Rs.

Did you know that the school in The 1900s Pit Village came from East Stanley, a couple of miles from the museum, and originally opened in 1892?  Reading, writing and arithmetic were the basis of elementary teaching back then.  The school leaving age was 12 and attendance was compulsory, although attendance could be affected by girls staying at home on Mondays, the traditional wash day, or harvests in rural areas.

The reconstructed school opened at the museum in 1992 and many people have fond memories of visiting the exhibit on school trips!