Exploring the history of a house

Exploring the Social History of a House: an Introduction

The Course

This day course looks at documentary evidence related to houses in the past focusing on what it can tell us about their social history. It introduces participants to primary and secondary sources and some of the ways in which you can explore the history of the development of your home to discover who lived there in the past and how they may have lived.

The Tutor

Ian Friel has a BA (Hons) in History from the University of Lancaster, an MA in English Local History from the University of Leicester and a PhD in Medieval Maritime and Technological History from the University of Keele. Ian has worked in the museum world for 30 years. In 2000, he was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London. He became a freelance writer, historian and museum consultant in 2007. His work since then has included both museum and media consultancy work. He also give talks and leads guided walks as well as writing both fiction and history.

Participant Information

Participants might wish to bring a notepad or paper.

Fee & Refreshments

£75 per person, to include tuition, teas and coffees. Please let the Museum know in advance if you have any dietary requirements. The Museum cafe will be open or you may wish to bring a packed lunch.

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Sat 24 September 2022






Research & Buildings