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Jazz up your background

Tired of looking at the same four walls? Use our downloadable backgrounds to rejuvenate your video calls.

These images show our Rooms Through Time as they were before the Museum closed for redevelopment.

For reopening we're giving the rooms a refresh and bringing them to life with the stories of people who would have lived in similar homes.

All the images are mirrored and ready for use in your Zooms Through Time.

Read more about the Rooms Through Time

1830s drawing room

Take your next all staff meeting in our 1830s Room Through Time.

Key features include floor-to-ceiling windows dressed with fashionable and elaborate drapery.

Download the 1830s background

1965 living room

Try your upcoming family pub quiz in our 1965 living room.

The walls and ceiling are painted white, but colour and texture come from the furniture and rugs, which are a mix of Scandinavian and English design.

Download 1965 living room background

1630s Hall

Celebrate your birthday online in our 1630s Room Through Time.

The large fireplace dominates the room, with the hearth being the traditional symbol of home and hospitality.

Download the 1630s background 

1990s living space

Have your first virtual date in our 1990s Room Through Time. 

The defining feature is space: high ceilings and a wide expanse of window, furnished with industrial aesthetics and design classics.

Download the 1990s background

Rooms through time

How our homes have evolved.

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