Tour: Housing in the Last 100 Years

Learn how people built their homes long ago and what materials they used. What was it like to live in a thatch cottage? Compare the houses of the rich and the poor. Which one would you choose to live in?



Tour at a Glance

Level   All Levels
Group size   25
Location  Grounds (House Building Project), Turlough Park House, Museum Galleries (Level B Housing)Duration  1hr


Curriculum Links

History, Geography, Science, Construction Studies


Learning Outcomes

  • The aim of this workshop is to discuss different types of housing looking at methods, styles & structures of housing through guided exploration. 
  • Explore a vernacular style cottage and compare it with a landlords house.