Food & Drink 1300-1900 Weald & Downland Museum

Food & Drink: 1300-1900 (Ticketed)

Sunday 25 September 2016
Registration begins at 9.30am. Talks begin at 10.00am. Ends at 3.30pm with tea and coffee.

The day

Join us for a fascinating study day exploring the history of Food & Drink from 1300-1900 on Sunday 25 September. Registration will take place at 9:30am, with tea and coffee.

Enjoy a day of presentations and demonstrations across the Museum’s site, which is home to 50 rescued historic buildings from across the south east.

Expert speakers will explore how our ancestors ate and drank across six centuries:

  • 10.00am – David Stone, independent medieval historian, will explain the medieval peasant diet and its connection to peasant agriculture.
  • 11.00am – Marc Meltonville, food historian and archaeologist at Historic Royal Palaces, will give a presentation on the food and drink of the elite in Tudor England.
  • 12 noon – Lunch break. Opportunity to look at the displays and demonstrations around the museum.
  • 1.30pm – Mark Hailwood, University of Exeter, will explore ale houses and drinking culture circa 1550-1750.
  • 2.30pm – Nicola Verdon, Sheffield Hallam University, will talk about the diet of late 18th and 19th century agricultural labourers.
  • 3.30pm – Tea and coffee.
  • 6.00pm – Museum closes.

Demonstrations

See a Tudor market in our market square and find out more about cooking, baking and brewing in our working Tudor kitchen. [The demonstrations will vary and the precise details will be available online nearer the time.]

The fee

The talks are ticketed and pre-booking is essential.
The tickets are £50 per person, to include teas/coffees. £40 for Museum Friends

The Museum café kiosk will be open for lunch-time snacks or alternatively participants can bring their own packed lunch.

Booking

Places can be booked here – please read our terms and conditions before booking.

If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected] or phone 01243 811021.