This hands-on study day will allow pupils to investigate what homes were like a long time ago and what it was like to live here in the past. The day includes a guided tour of the house and the remaining sessions can be tailored to meet the needs of your class, such as medieval, Tudor and Victorian themes. Also opportunities to visit an Iron Age Fort at Oldbury Hill nearby.
WWII: Home Front
This popular hands-on activity day provides a fantastic opportunity for pupils to experience what was it like for children in the Second World War.
Arriving as 'evacuees', they will also be expected to help with the household chores and train as fire guards. Contact us first to check date availability.
Toys from the past
Learn about toys from the past, what they were made from and how they differ from toys today, before making a traditional toy.
Investigate some of the hidden messages found in portraits at Ightham Mote and create a movable picture.
A Victorian Christmas
Join the housekeeper as she prepares for Christmas Day. She will show you around the servants' corridor and then to the Great Hall where the dining table has been laid for the family's guests. This is just available in December.