Workshops

What was it like to be a monk

What was it like to be a Monk at Kirkstall Abbey?

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We will start with a talking timeline covering 850 years with pupils taking on the roles of important people in Kirkstall’s history.
Hideous history monks and tudors

Hideous History – Monks and Tudors

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Why did Tudor doctors shave chickens’ bottoms? What did monks do with wee? Why were beetles so important in making books?
Health and hygiene

Health and Hygiene

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Why were people in medieval times so preoccupied with death? Why did medieval monks live so long? What did they eat?
Wh is Kirkstall Abbey important

Why is Kirkstall Abbey important?

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When was Kirkstall Abbey was built? Who actually lived here? Why is it so big? And why is it still important today?
What was life like 100 years ago workshop

What was it like to live here 100 years ago?

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What was life like for ordinary people in Yorkshire 100 years ago? What did people do for a living?
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