Domestic and Personal Objects

Extent: 900
three legged wooden stool
Wooden stool with seat engraved with ivy leaves. MERL 55/11

The Museum of English Rural Life holds a range of objects and artworks relating to the domestic and personal life of rural people. The items in the collection are for cleaning, cooking, food preparation, furnishing, gardening, heating, lighting, sanitation, shopping, serving, eating and drinking. 

More information

The objects are catalogued on the online database. Search using the word ‘domestic

What can I see


Shepherds Walking Stick

A Year On the Farm



Making Rural England

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    We are regularly updating the collections that we publish on our website but if you are after something specific that you can't find online, then drop by for a visit or feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you.