half term

Hands-On History Half Term

Head to the Museum for fantastic indoor and outdoor hands-on history fun this half term. From Bank Holiday Monday 28 May to Friday 1 June accompanied children of all ages can channel their energy into a range of historical tasks and challenges located around our 40-acre site. Wet weather will not spoil play as there are plenty of areas under cover.

The theme for this half term is hands-on history – collect an activity card at the Museum entrance for your series of historical tasks and challenges! Tasks will vary daily but include:

• Try a horrible historical job
• Have a go at writing with a quill pen
• Learn about medicines from the past
• Dress up! Find out what people would have worn in Saxon, Tudor and Victorian times
• Take the historical agility test
• Create a family crest

A programme of activities will be posted on the event’s web page and social media channels the evening before the activity day.

The Museum’s historic buildings are fascinating places to explore. Learn how food was prepared without modern technology in the Tudor kitchen. See how our watermill works and buy a bag of grain for the hungry ducks on the mill pond. Look out for the heavy horses, oxen, and other traditional farm animals including sheep, chickens and geese.

Many activities are under cover and will run from 11am-4pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Regular admission charges apply and the Museum will open at 10.30am and close at 6.00pm. Our dog-friendly waterside café will be open serving hot and cold meals and snacks from 9am to 3pm.