P Form enjoyed a fabulous Victorian Workshop experience at the National Museum of Scotland. We became Victorian reporters for the day and were able to handle original and replica artefacts, spending our time discovering how these worked and in some cases, what they were used for!
We looked at domestic items, such as the flat iron, washboard and stone hot water 'pig', which is a Scottish stoneware hot water bottle. We discovered that the name 'pig' has nothing to do with the animal; it is the Scottish word for a round pot with the 'snout' being the round handle!
Amongst other objects, we also tried out the Victorian version of pen and paper- a slate board and chalk and talked about the replica gird and cleek which was a hoop and stick used for playing outside.
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