Explore places with Tudor history

Volunteer helping a child to dress up in historic costume at Little Moreton Hall, Cheshire

‘We loved visiting this fascinating house. We particularly enjoyed using the toys and games and seeing the different herbs and spices that were used in those times,’ says a visitor to the Tudor Merchant's House.

The house in Pembrokeshire is one of several places we look after where you and the kids can get a taste of Tudor life.

These are our favourites.

  • Play Tudor games in Pembrokeshire and explore the Tudor Merchant's House, which is set up exactly as it would have been in 1500
  • Dress up as an Elizabethan and get a taste of courtly life at Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire
  • Inspect over 50 Tudor and Jacobean portraits while completing the kid’s trail at Montacute House, Somerset
  • Have a go at Tudor crafts with our costumed interpreters at Little Moreton Hall, Cheshire, and play games from that era in the orchard
  • Discover a family home with royal connections. The Vyne, Dorset, is full of symbols of King Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon
  • Crawl into the secret priest’s hole, see Mary Queen of Scots’ needlework and visit the King’s Room at Oxburgh Hall, a moated manor house in Norfolk
  • Follow in Shakespeare’s footsteps at Rufford Old Hall, Lancashire
  • Explore the hunting ground of Henry VIII at Knole, Kent
  • Try on Tudor costumes at the hands on Elizabethan House Museum, Norfolk
  • Step back to Tudor times at Cotehele, Cornwall