Tudor Merchant's House

Little boy dressed up in traditional Tudor costume

Time travel to Tudor Tenby and discover what life was like at our 15th century merchant's house.

Tudor Merchant's House

Things to see and do 

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Tudor Merchant's House

What's on 

Upcoming events

Tudor superstitions

Thu 24 May 2018
11:00-17:00
The 15th century was all about superstitions, from spoons to sleeping patterns to ward off wicked spirits. Come and uncover the Tudors' quirky traditions for yourself.

Tudor playtime

Sun 22 Jul 2018
11:00-17:00
Enjoy 15th century fun and games this summer! Dress up and choose from our collection of costumes, tackle the historic yo-yo and play the popular Tudor board game Nine Men's Morris.

Tudor household trail

Wed 05 Sep 2018
11:00-17:00
Look for the Tudor dolls hidden around the house and find out what their jobs were. Lots of different roles were needed to make the household run smoothly.

Pomander making

Sun 28 Oct 2018
11:00-17:00
Come and have a go at making your own pomander this October half-term! Tudor houses were quite smelly, so they used pomanders as air fresheners!

A traditional Tudor Christmas

Sat 01 Dec 2018
11:00-15:00
Get into the festive spirit at the Tudor Merchant's House this December. Come and see the house traditionally decorated and find out how the Tudors celebrated the 12 days of Christmas.
Tudor Merchant's House

Shopping

Tenby harbour

Discover the guidebook 

Why did the Tudors break their egg shells in to tiny pieces? What was the 16th-century punishment for importing sub-standard spices? Which herb was thought to help memory and popular at weddings? Discover all this and much more about Tudor Merchant’s House in the guidebook; it’s available online, or you can pick up a copy during your visit.

Tudor Merchant's House

Learning

Learning about the merchant and Tudor dining

Discover a different way to learn 

Delve into the Tudors, take our house tour or participate in one of our interactive workshops including: How do I look?, What's for lunch? and What's in the bag?

Tudor Merchant's House

Our work

A close-up photo of the wall paintings

Conservation in action as Tudor Merchant’s House saves centuries-old artwork 

Vital conservation work to save centuries-old artwork has begun at the Tudor Merchant’s House, with visitors invited to go behind-the-scenes and see the delicate process in action.

Tudor Merchant's House

Places to stay

Tudor Merchant's House

Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Tudor Merchant's House on the National Trust Collections website