The Elizabethan House was built in about 1596 and although bequeathed to the National Trust, it was a family home until 1949. The house therefore provides the ideal setting for schools to meet costumed characters and learn about homes long ago, toys from the past, or life as a Victorian servant. In these hands-on sessions pupils can roll up their sleeves and help with the washing and cleaning, play with old toys to find out how they worked or meet our strict Victorian school master. With its Tudor origins the house lends itself to participating in merriment, Tudor style, as school groups are invited to assist historical characters as they prepare for a celebratory feast; the pupils might even come across a Tudor beggar as they do so! For more information please telephone Patricia Day on (01493) 743944 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
A self guided visit to the Elizabethan House Museum will take about 45 minutes. You can spend longer by booking one of our hands on history workshops where you can meet historic characters and find out more about the people who lived here in the past. To make a day of it you could combine your visit with a trip to the nearby Time and Tide Museum where we have full facilities and a wealth of things to see and do.