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Meet the Middle Ages

(Key Stage 1 - 3)

(First Class - Sixth Class & Year 1 - 2)

Explore life in a medieval castle and discover how people lived, what food they ate, how they spent their leisure time and how they defended their castle.

Museum staff will guide you through three activities.

1. Sieges
Learn about medieval siege warfare and use working models of medieval siege machines.

2. Maguire's Medieval Banquet
Learn about daily life within a medieval castle - dress in costume and prepare for a medieval banquet.

3. Quill Writing
Learn about writing in the Middle Ages. Discover how animal skins were used to write on and how inks were prepared. Using traditional writing equipment, write your own medieval law.

Duration: 1 ½ hours. Admission charge applies, teachers free.

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