What can bring history to life better then dressing up in the clothes that people used
to wear and seeing how you look and how the clothes feel. In doing this the past
comes to life in a way that it never can behind glass on a mannequin.
When we first visited York railway museum we were able to dress up in all of the
clothes which people would have worn through the ages.
We were also able to see all of the different types of luggage and carriages that
people of the time used. There were ladies hats which were colourful and bright and
beautiful dresses that buttoned right up to your chin. There were also soldier’s
uniforms from during the two world wars because the railway was the main form of
transport for them at the time.
When we went to Rydale folk museum in Yorkshire, we found a photographic studio
from the 1930s. The studio was exciting and we could dress up in clothes from the
time and take turns taking photos through the camera. The image was different to
the cameras that we use today because the image appeared upside down when you
looked through the lens and you had to put a big cloak over your head to shit out all
of the light.
When we go to different museums my favourite part is dressing up and it is the part I
look forward to the most.