Women at Aberdulais

A Woman's Work at Aberdulais

Discover the working women behind the power of industry as we explore the crucial roles women played at Aberdulais.

Women behind the workforce

Join us as we take you back through the ages and showcase the many different jobs women undertook throughout the industries of Aberdulais.

Learn about the formation of women’s work throughout the centuries, looking through their perspective of their day-to-day lives, struggles and achievements.  

Immerse yourself into the Victorian household. We’ll take your family into the key roles of the functioning home, to experience Victorian life and get hands on with some of the chores and activities.

See how the working women may have decorated their homes with simple crafts, lace or willow weaving. Learn how the Victorian women made clothes for themselves and their families using fabrics and offcuts.

Have a go at making some traditional treats, see how families spent time together with a selection of Victorian games and activities, or check out our working women exhibition this summer at Aberdulais

Exhibitions and Activities:

Our 'Woman's Work' exhibition will run from 1st May - 2nd September and can be found on dispaly in the conference room.

May half-term - 26 May - 3 June

Throughout the half term why not join us to take a look at the Victorian woman at home. Have a go at making peppermint creams or try your hand at some creative crafts such as needlework and weaving. 

A Woman's Wardrobe - 28 - 29 July & 18 - 19 August

Join our textile workshop and learn how the Victorian women made clothes for themselves and their families using fabrics and offcuts.

The Working Woman's Home - 4 - 5 & 25 - 26 August

See how the working women of Aberdulais might have decorated their homes with simple crafts, lace or willow weaving.

Victorian Cooking - 11 - 12 August & 1 - 2 September

Learn how to make a "proper" cup of Victorian tea, have a go at making some traditional treats, or take home some Victorian recipes to try. 

Victorian Family Time - Weekdays from 25 July - 31 August

Have a go at some traditional Victorian games including quoits, hopscotch and cup and ball.