Keep it Clean!

A Grubby History of Wandsworth and London

Until 28 June 2014

Just how dirty were the Tudors?

Which disease washed down the Thames and killed thousands of Londoners in the 1830s?

How much rubbish does Wandsworth generate every second?

Discover the answers to these grimy questions about how our ancestors kept themselves and their homes clean! Wandsworth Museum’s exhibition highlights the fascinating history of sanitation and hygiene in Wandsworth and the wider London area.

Find out about personal hygiene from the Roman era to the 20th century, the stench and smog of industry, the Great Stink of 1858 and how people bathed en masse at Wandsworth’s public baths.

An exhibition for all ages!