Tudor Christmas food

Saturday 9 December 2017



The course

Ditch the turkey, and have a go with something really traditional! A Tudor Christmas was a time of food, food and more food, when all the best things came out of the store cupboard to fuel twelve days of eating, drinking and making merry. We shall be cooking up a storm with traditional pies, twelfth night cake and subleties.

The tutor

Lesley Parker is a freelance historic interpreter with over 20 years experience in the Museum sector. She has previously worked and taught courses as a member of the Interpretation team at the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum and she has extensive experience in interpreting a range of historical periods. Previously she worked at Fishbourne Roman Palace and she taught history at secondary level.

Participant information

Places are limited to 8 participants.
Cooking will be over open fires so please wear suitable (and warm) clothing, (long trousers from natural materials and no open toe shoes).
Please bring a few covered containers to take any extra food home.


£60 per person, to include tuition, teas and coffees. The Museum café will be open or you can bring a packed lunch.

The Museum

The Weald & Downland Open Air Museum has over 45 historic building exhibits. It is also home to the award winning and innovative Downland Gridshell, which houses a conservation workshop and artefact store, and is also used for many practical courses. The Museum runs a full programme of courses in historic building conservation and traditional rural trades and crafts, along with MSc programmes in Building Conservation and Timber Building Conservation validated by the University of York. Please telephone for further details.



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