Oxburgh Explorer Programme
The Oxburgh Explorers are a series of interactive sessions, designed to bring Tudor Britain to life. The Explorers are all property based and offer an opportunity for pupils to gather primary research through a variety of exciting and stimulating activities.
These activities include a variety of experiences, illustrating a persons daily tasks, in all the different walks of life.
Oxburgh Hall - Delve in to the past of this magnificant moated Tudor manor house and discover some of its secrets including hidden doors and a priests hole.
Towers and Turrets - Discover the defensive features of a fortified Tudor manor and discover the purpose of the moat, murder holes and and explorer the original gatehouse battlements.
Domestic Life - Handle artifacts, from spoons to bleeding bowls. What are they made from? Who would have used them? ... Was being a Tudor really so different from today?
Costume - Don a costume and step back in time. What it was like to be a beggar, a blacksmith or a baroness? Discover the differences between rich and poor and who wore the trousers.
Art - Learn about the language or portraits and paintings of the Tudor period. Discover the role of symbolism and then use the information to create a star to show who you really are.
Document Seal - Look at the purpose and use of seals in Tudor times. Find out where ink came from and what pens were made from, then make a clay seal to take home.