Hampshire Cultural Trust

Welcome to Hampshire

This map pinpoints some of the most exciting cultural venues in Hampshire.

We will showcase, connect and empower its creative economy

Social History - Domestic

Home collections covers all aspects of life in the home.

Food preparationKenwood Chef 1950-9

  • Mincers Choppers, slicers, graters & peelers
  • Whiskers and mixers
  • Mixing bowls and containers
  • Pickling and preservation equipment
  • Saucepans & steamers
  • Kettles and jugs
  • Toasters
  • Solid fuel cookers and ranges
  • Gas and electric cookers
  • Tin openers and kitchen accessories
  • Household Cleaning
  • Hand operated beaters and carpet sweepers
  • Electric vacuum cleaners
  • Branded cleaning products

Home Washing and LaundryPlaydell washing machine 1934/5

  • Irons flat, spirit, gas and electric
  • Mangles and wringers
  • Manual washing machines
  • Gas-fired washing machines
  • Electric washing machines
  • Associated packaging

Home Dressmaking equipment

  • Handicraft kits
  • Hand-operated sewing machines
  • Treadle-operated sewing machines
  • Electric sewing machines
  • Knitting and stocking machines
  • Workboxes and accessories

Heating and Lighting

  • Solid fuel heaters
  • Oil-fired heaters
  • Gas heaters
  • Electric fires
  • Rush-light holders
  • Candlesticks and holders
  • Candle/wick trimmers and snuffers
  • Oil lamps
  • Gas lights and fittings
  • Electric lights and fittings
  • Oil-fired heaters
  • Battery torches

Personal Accessories

  • Cut-throat and safety razors
  • Shaving accessories
  • Electric razors
  • Electric hairdryers
  • Health and sunlamps
  • Bed warmers/hot-water bottles
  • Home medical first aid kits and medicines

Home Entertainment

  • Radio and TV Crystal radio sets and headphones
  • Wooden cased radio sets
  • Bakelite cased radio sets
  • Plastic cased radio sets
  • Acoustic gramophones and phonographs
  • Electric gramophones and radiograms
  • Monochrome televisions
  • Colour televisions
  • Radio & TV printed ephemera and publications


  • Home Photography Box and bellows cameras
  • 35mm SLR cameras
  • Photographic accessories
  • Cine film cameras and projection equipment