For November 1, 2010

PISS POTS OF OLD STEYNING:
A SMALL EXHIBITION

Earlier this year a mid 17th century piss pot was brought into the museum - and the idea of a mini-display was born. This, with two later examples of these vital family receptacles, is now on show, together with some fascinating details of "toilet" history. Do you know that piss pots are different from chamber pots and can have slightly different uses? Read the colourful dissertation on the social rankings of these utensils, starting with gold and silver for "persons of the first rank."  Even the very early example of a cottage type water closet pan shows us how far we have come in bathroom design in recent years, for these and chamber pots and outside WCs are childhood memories for many of our older generation.

Something slightly different you must agree.

Steyning Museum is open 5 days each week - 10.30 to 12.30 and 2.30 to 4.30 (4.00 October to April) on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday plus Sunday afternoons and Bank Holiday Mondays.

Jill Kemp,
Publicity Officer,
The Museum,
Church Street,
Steyning,
West Sussex
BN44 3YB
Telephone: 01903 813333
Email: contact@steyningmuseum.org.uk

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