Tudors Alive!

Living History, Tudors at Mary Arden's

Flexible dates - Get in touch to book

Venue: Mary Arden's Farm

Key stage: Key Stage 2

Price : 12.50 per pupil

This workshop offers children a unique opportunity for learning outside the classroom, with a 'living history' experience in which they become Tudors for a day. Children work in small supervised groups in and around the house, learning some of the following Tudor skills: 

  • making and baking bread
  • churning cream into butter
  • making tallow candles
  • teasing, carding and spinning wool
  • learning how to use lucets 
  • knitting garters on bone knitting pins
  • making the bed - Tudor style
  • laundering linen using battledores
  • tending Tudor vegetables 
  • making faggots and hurdle fences
  • threshing corn with a flail


Booking subject to availability 

Maximum 30 pupils per session 

"The children had a fantastic day and it provided them with that vital ‘experiential’ learning which would not otherwise be possible.  The period demonstrators were brilliant and related everything to the children at their level. Staff and demonstrators displayed a real enthusiasm for the subject and were very child friendly" - St Richard's First School