Discover Tudor Nantwich

A chance to delve deep into Tudor life.  Find out about the two main fears of the time – fire and illness. Explore the town and buildings, examine written evidence and museum displays. Handle replica artefacts and try costumes.

Opportunities to find out more about local herbalist, John Gerard and the chance to make Tudor medicine or houses.

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Alternatively why not book for one of our specially created workshops developed in partnership with The Young Actors. Inspiring and hands-on workshops they will allow children to access history through drama. All workshops use research and artefacts as their basis but are intended to encourage critical thinking and reflection.

Meet John Gerard, a Tudor herbalist who was born in the Nantwich area and find out more about Tudor attitudes to health. Using living history, children will be able to ask John Gerard about what it was like to live during this time. What fears did the Tudors have, was life the same for everyone? Explore the town, handle objects and then make your own medicine under the watchful eye of Mr. Gerard.

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