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Lunchtime at the Tenby Tudor Merchant's House © National Trust

Lunchtime at the Tenby Tudor Merchant's House

Delve into the Tudors

Our popular education programme gives schools and groups the opportunity to spend more time at the house. During term time, we open the house on Tuesdays for pre-booked school visits only.

Admission for groups of 15 or more: child £1.45, adult £2.95 (free for National Trust Education Group Members)

Our one-hour house tour is included in the admission price. If you want to look in more detail at daily life for the merchant and his family, we offer additional sessions which can be added to your visit for a small charge. All sessions are delivered in English with bilingual worksheets.

If you would like to arrange a visit for your students, please phone 01834 842279 or email us to find out more.

Take a look below at what else you can do when your school group visits the Tudor Merchant's House. 

What's on offer?

The House Tour

Lunchtime at the Tenby Tudor Merchants House © National Trust

‘The House tour’ is an introduction to daily life for the merchant and his family. Our staff and volunteers will be in Tudor costume and there are tabards for children to wear. The house tour is included in the admission price - free if your school has National Trust Education Group membership.

 

What's the difference?

Tudor Merchants House, Tenby © Paul Harris Photography

Take a look at the differences and similarities between the Tudor Merchant;s House and the houses we live in today. The session includes discussion and recording.

  • Appropriate worksheets will be provided
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Additional cost: £1.50 per child
  • Suitable for: Foundation Stage, Key Stage 2

What's in the bag?

Replica Tudor horn book  © Sue Hicks

Delve into the story sack. What’s in there and what was it used for?

  • Appropriate worksheets will be provided
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Additional cost: £1.00 per child
  • Suitable for: Foundation Stage, Key Stage 2

Tenby Harbour walk

Tenby Harbour today © Sue Hicks

Take a short walk to Tenby Harbour accompanied by one of our staff members. See where the merchant’s wares would have been landed and imagine the hustle and bustle of the busiest port in Wales. (The walk will include a toilet stop if your group is returning for additional activities at the Tudor Merchant’s House.)

  • Worksheets provided
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Additional cost: 50p per child

How do I look?

The Tudor kitchen

The Tudor kitchen

Learn all about Tudor dress in 1500. Look at and discuss the costumes worn by our staff, then dress up a boy and a girl in our specially made costumes (designed to fit over their own clothes) to show how a Tudor child would have looked.

  • Appropriate worksheets will be provided
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Additional cost: £1.50 per child
  • Suitable for: Foundation Stage, Key Stage 2

What's for lunch?

  • Discover what the merchant and his family would have had to eat and drink.
  • We'll give you ideas for a Tudor 'packed lunch' so your class can eat and learn at the same time.
  • Sit at the tables in the hall to eat.
  • Find out about Tudor table manners and etiquette.
  • Will you be at the merchant’s top table, a guest or a servant?
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Additional cost: £1.50 per child
  • Suitable for: Foundation Stage, Key Stage 2

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