The Darton Scroll
Darton Scroll: in the Georgian Period, the education of the children was conducted in the home, as well as in schools. In the Nursery playroom of No 29 is a device that originally produced for a schoolroom and shows the types of material that was available in the early 19th century for teaching the basics, or ‘rudiments’, to infants in the classroom or domestic setting. The ‘Rudiment Box’ originally consisted of two scrolls of educational images mounted back to back in a glass-fronted cabinet. The purpose of the device was simple. A handle would be turned each day by a teacher to reveal a new lesson for the children.