Historic trades and crafts

Historic trades and crafts

Bronze age metalwork

A bronze age experience like no other, asking the basic questions of how did the Bronze Age begin, Students will process malachite, make a furnace and create moulds from clay. Then...

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  • Bronze age metalwork £250.00

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Irons in the fire

The course will take place in the 150 year old Museum smithy, where everything is done as it would have been more than a century ago. Students will make a simple toasting fork...

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  • Irons in the fire £95.00

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Leaded-light stained glass

Make a small leaded stained glass panel, and learn many skills including how to cut glass to a precise pattern and join pieces using lead cames

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  • Leaded-light stained glass £120.00

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Leather belt

Make a unique leather belt from English vegetable tanned leather using various techniques and finishes with a choice of buckles.

Tickets include:

  • Leather belt £65.00

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Leather belt pouch

Make a leather belt pouch from English vegetable tanned leather with a choice of fittings, for use in bushcraft, re-enactment, gardening or just walking the dog!

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  • Leather belt pouch £70.00

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Make a hand-sewn book

During this workshop students will make a non-adhesive book by sewing folded sections of various paper weights, marking, piercing and using cotton thread to sew onto linen tape or...

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  • Make a hand-sewn book £65.00

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Medieval tile making

A practical day with the opportunity to design your own tiles, or use pre-made patterns, with information on historical aspects of the craft. Each participant can choose four tiles...

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  • Medieval tile making £130.00

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Mill experience

Spend the morning in our 400 year old watermill. Learn the history of the mill, where it was originally built, its life as a working parish mill and its eventual gift to Weald...

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  • Mill experience £45.00

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Prehistoric flint tool making

Using the methods of ancient British people, including flint, knapping, cordage manufacture from natural fibres, and working with bone and antler, you will produce your own hafted...

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  • Prehistoric flint tool making £160.00

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Stone carving: Ammonite

Participants will be taken through the process of marking out, roughing out and finishing a relief stone carving using hand tools. This workshop is suitable for beginners who wish...

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  • Stone carving: ammonite £90.00

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pit-fired pottery

Working with local clays, students will explore the techniques and create pots that echo those found at the Neolithic causewayed enclosure at the Trundle hill near to the Museum....

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  • pit-fired pottery £120.00

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Stone carving: Green Man

A two-day workshop teaching participants how to mark out, rough out and finish a Green Man design in Bath stone. The course will give people the opportunity to either carve their...

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  • Stone carving: green man £160.00

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Flint knapping

An introduction to the skill of flint knapping. You will go through the techniques and the aim of the day is for everyone to be able to go away and replicate what they have learnt.

Tickets include:

  • Flint knapping £60.00

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Traditional manuscript book skills

This workshop explains how ancient manuscript books were created, from the preparation and treatment of vellum skins for the pages, to the curing and cutting of quills, making ink,...

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  • Traditional manuscript book skills £85.00

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Make a pycombe-style crook

The course will take place in the 150 year old Museum smithy, where everything is done as it would have been more than a century ago. Students will make a Pyecombe Crook to take...

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  • Make a pycombe-style crook £95.00

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