Rosa Mundi living history day for schools at Fountains Abbey

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On Friday 9 June step back in time to find out what life was like in fifteenth century England with the Rosa Mundi medieval re-enactment group.

Professional historical re-enactors, Rosa Mundi, will set up their medieval camp in the grounds of the abbey and transport your students back to the time of the abbey's heyday with activities such as cooking to authentic recipes, archery and arrow making, spinning and weaving, medieval games, music and dancing, and more.

In addition schools are invited to book 'A Monk’s Life' tour – a costumed walk through the abbey, finding out what it was like to be a monk at Fountains Abbey. These 45 minute sessions will run on the hour from 10am - 3pm.

Secondary school history students studying the medieval world will find lots to help them understand medieval society and the church as they step back in time in Rosa Mundi’s medieval camp in the shadow of the great cistercian abbey.

The day is also suitable for primary schools as part of a local history study or simply as an engaging and enriching encounter with their locality in the past.  They will have the chance to learn medieval dances and try weaving, fletching and many other activities.

Book on by emailing: or calling 01765 643196. If you would like any more information about the day please contact our Learning Officer, Emma, at

Entrance to the estate and all of the activities on the day are free to education group members of the National Trust. Please book in to let us know you are coming, and whether you would like to book 'A Monk’s Life' session.

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