Historic life

Historic life

Coifs, caps, hats and hair

How did cosmetics first become fashionable and how were they made? Learn how to use ‘rats’ in your hair and why a high forehead was the expected medieval image. With...

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  • coifs, caps, hats and hair £60.00

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Bone needles

Spend a making bone needles using Stone Age tools and techniques to work deer bone into these beautiful and useful needles. You can also make bone beads if you choose, which have a...

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  • Bone needles £80.00

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Nettles - from sting to string

Explore the humble nettle and learn about the common folklore surrounding this unloved weed! You will spend the day dyeing with nettles, learn how to spin its fibre, making a...

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  • Nettles - from sting to string £60.00

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Medieval medicine chest

Explore the ‘medieval mind’ and the houses where you may have lived and learn about the folk lore, customs, beliefs, medicinal ideas and how they were put into...

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  • Medieval medicine chest £60.00

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Servants and service

During this day we will explore the world of servants from Tudor times to the era of Downton Abbey. Find out about their daily routines as well as high points of the year and...

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  • Servants and Service £75.00

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To dress a lady

This session compares the clothing of a lady at court and a servant c. 1520/30. Each layer of clothing will be considered based on historical records. The dyes, fabrics and costs...

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  • To dress a lady £30.00

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