Homes in History

Discover what domestic life was like for three different historic time periods during this activity day. Groups will visit the quaint Victorian cottage, the humble Tudor home and the simple yet spectacular Iron Age roundhouse. Pupils will be encouraged to identify similarities and differences between the homes by exploring how they were built and taking part in hands-on tasks and chores.

In the White Cottage (Victorian) Groups will be shown the rooms of the house and given chores to do with traditional tools – including bed-making, floor-sweeping, rugbeating and scrubbing the stone steps.

In the Roundhouse (Iron Age) The reconstructed roundhouse offers a perfect backdrop to learning about life in the Iron Age. Groups will find out all about building materials and everyday household objects.

In Crofter’s Cottage (Tudor) By first exploring how the cottage is built groups will learn about Tudor life and homes. Everyday items will be studied with a hands-on task of grinding corn with a quern stone.

Cost – £5.50 per child (excluding VAT)