Following the success of the BBC’s TV series Wolf Hall, you can step back in time and experience the Tudor and traditional Easter celebrations of ordinary folk at the Museum this Easter.
Our fun-packed schedule offers activities for the whole family to enjoy: Easter cooking in the Tudor kitchen, egg painting, bonnet making and a traditional bonnet parade on Easter Monday.
The Bayleaf farmstead and Winkhurst Tudor kitchen offer an impressive backdrop to our Easter activities. Our long-established Good Friday Bake will begin the weekend’s celebrations, with the firing-up of the bread oven in the Winkhurst Tudor kitchen, and on Saturday, historic preparations for Easter will be demonstrated.
On Easter Sunday you can watch cookery demonstrations in the Museum’s Winkhurst Tudor Kitchen, see a traditional Easter meal and find out how ordinary folk would have observed Easter. Visitors can also take part in egg painting.
On Easter Monday the Museum will have a celebratory feel, with a Punch & Judy show. Visitors will be able to decorate their own bonnet and have a chance to win prizes in the Easter Bonnet parade in the Market Square at 4pm.
Throughout the Easter weekend, costumed interpreters will be present in the Museum’s Bayleaf Farmstead and Winkhurst Tudor kitchen, to demonstrate the Tudor life of a yeoman farmer and his family. You will also be able to see our new spring lambs.