Tag: Medieval and Tudor


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

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A talking timeline covering 850 years with pupils taking on the roles of important people in Kirkstall’s history.

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

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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? How often did they wash? What happened when they were ill?
Object handling at Temple Newsam

Time travellers

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Find out how the past is constructed from a range of sources in this imaginative session. go on a tour and investigate artefacts and furniture to discover secrets of the building.
Students having fun in Tudor costumes

Dress to impress

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This fun interactive session provides a unique opportunity for all to try on replica costume and discover the hidden messages in the material about status, wealth and life in Tudor England.
Bright handmade crowns

Kings and Queens

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Make a glittering crown, learn how to move like royalty in the Picture Gallery, and discover the Kings and Queens linked to Temple Newsam with mystery bags, costume and historic rooms.