Living history hour for families at Claydon

The learning team at Claydon

Discover more about the life and work of Florence Nightingale and how she came to live here at Claydon in an exciting hour of living history.

​Join our enthusiastic learning team, dressed in period costume, as they explore life during the Crimean war and Florence Nightingale's role in it. Get the whole family involved in discovering life as a Crimean soldier and what conditions were like in the hospitals.

During the hour, you'll:

  • Get hands on with original objects from the period. Guess what they are and see how times have changed.

  • Go on a mini tour of the Gothic room and Florence’s bedroom to see some of her things.

  • Find out what the conditions were like at a Crimean hospital and have a go at bandaging.

  • Experience what life was like for the soldiers of the Crimea.

  • Get dressed up and have some fun! (We have caps, mop caps, aprons, waistcoats and sashes.)

All children welcome but best suited to ages 6-10.

Dates and times

Wed 15 Aug 2-3pm 
Wed 22 Aug 2-3pm
Wed 29 Aug 2-3pm


Unfortunately we can't take bookings and places are first come first served. If you're not able to make these dates, our knowledgeable volunteers are always on hand to tell Florence's story.


£2.50 per child (parents included)