Make history come alive with our fully immersive educational events which will captivate your students’ minds and imagination.
Visiting Kentwell with your school will put what you are teaching in the classroom into context. Breathe extra life into their studies with exciting learning experiences and hands-on activities spread throughout the house, gardens, farm and woodlands.
A visit to Kentwell is a truly cross-curricular day out - it's not just about history. Your students will never stop learning during the time they are at Kentwell. Its a most memorable experience which children may never forget.
25th, 26th, 27th and 28th June, 2024
Interactive, hands-on History!
25th, 26th, 27th and 28th June, 2024
Your students will experience a fully-immersive hands-on visit where they encounter a community living as if in Tudor times. They will see people going about their daily business dressed, talking and behaving as if they were actual figures from the past. A real time-travel experience, at a genuine Tudor Manor. The distinctive feature of a Kentwell Re-Creations is that visiting pupils spend an engrossing three hours or more without a break in the past and may begin to think themselves back in time. The past is a foreign country and for a time children visit it at a Kentwell Re-Creation.
Such total immersion is not available anywhere else.
The Re-Creation provides unrivalled enrichment for the study of all aspects of past life, from food preparation to crafts , from longbow archery to music & dance.. Suitable for KS2, KS3 and GCSE students.
"There is nothing that I could have done in the classroom that could have brought history to life like this visit." said a teacher after a recent visit.
The ultimate time trave
Schools’ History Festival
Over 2,000 years of history in one day
Thursday, 23rd May 2024
The ultimate day of History Time Travel!
Encounter history from a range of different eras brought to life by 150 of Kentwell’s skilled living historians, in separate 'pockets' spread throughout the buildings, gardens, farm and woodlands. Spend a whole day immersed in history at Kentwell and travel through time.
An excellent and stimulating combination of history and nostalgia, over 2000 years of history in one place, on one day - only at Kentwell!
Encounter some or more of the following. Not all may be present and there may be other periods represented too.
Neolithic Hunter • Bronze Age Crafts • Roman Surveyors - Viking Warrior - Norman Conqueror- Medieval Cottage • Tudor Domestic Life • 17th Century Music and Dance • 18th C Military Recruiting Party - Regency Emporium - Victorians • Boer War - Edwardian Adventurers • WWI Experience • 1920s 'Young Things' • Suffolk Regiment - WWII Home Front • 1960s Peace Camp • 1970s Happy Campers • 1980s Punks
Living in the Past School Tours
School Tours with a difference
Kentwell Hall has the most authentic facilities for showing everyday life in the past. These facilities come alive when peopled by Kentwell's Living Historians. However those times are necessarily few. At other times the facilities are there waiting for their users to return. Schools can book a tour round the facilities which are just as the last user left them.. Kentwell offers two Tours.
For the Domestic Tour children visit the Duffus (Dovehouse), Moat, Great Hall, Garderobe (Tudor privy), Great Kitchen, Dairy, Bakehouse, Brewhouse, Stillroom, Camera Oscura, Potage, Herbary, Icehouse to end at the Schoolroom.
For the Manor Tour children visit Forge, Stables, Pottery, Foundry, Pigsty, Hovel, Alehouse, Great Barn, Yeoman's Cottage, Woolshed, Dyers, to end in the Schoolhouse.
Days; By arrangement
Times: Usually mornings.
Duration: about 3 hours.