Swept Under the Carpet? Servants in London Households, 1600-2000, is on from March 15 to Sept 4 at The Geffrye Museum of the Home, 136 Kingsland Road, E2.
Four hundred years of domestic service are brought to life in period room settings, documents, drawings and paintings.
See how servant-employer relationships have changed, find out how they cleaned before soap and running water, and what was involved in a “proper” spring clean.
Check out an intriguing programme of talks and workshops. Entry is free.Reuse content