Many testimonials are in our previous company name of Discovering Medieval but we have now moved forward in time and provide displays on the WW2 Home Front, so a change of name to Happening History was decided upon:
Bodiam Castle, National Trust
‘Happening History are an extremely professional, knowledgeable and entertaining company. They are a pleasure to work with and their enthusiasm and passion for their subject matter shines through in their work. School children of all ages love their engaging hands on education sessions and their displays for our visitors are just as popular. Happening History certainly know how to bring history to life.‘
Canterbury Tales, ‘Happening History staged two excellent events in 2009 for The Canterbury Tales, the events were very well received by visitors of all ages who enjoyed being able to participate in hand’s on activities whilst also learning more about medieval foods and the rather gruesome but fascinating subject of medieval medicines and cures – both Karen and Wel certainly know their stuff and I would highly recommend them’.
Lacock Abbey, National Trust
‘Just a quick note to say thank you for adding such a fun and quality element to our Medieval Day with your displays of Medieval Life’.
Once again visitors both young and old really enjoyed the displays and being able to take part through your hands-on approach to history. The armour was once again a big success and the crime and punishment display was definitely a hit.
From an organiser point of view, the event was once again a success and I hope that we will be able to do something similar again in 2008. Thank you once again for an extremely professional and entertaining approach to history.’
Ian Flint – Museums Interpreters Manager, Norwich Castle
‘Speaking as an experienced Interpreter and Museum Manager, may I take this opportunity to thank you for the wonderful interactive display and talks you supplied us here at Norwich Castle.
We have received over 30 individual comments slips this week mentioning your displays, and have had many more verbal comments made to our in-house teams.
It is a pleasure to engage the services of a professional, dedicated and fun company that delivers so completely on its promise to ‘Unlock the past’.
I look forward to engaging you again whenever possible.’
Colleen Coles – Events and Exhibitions Officer, Cressing Temple Barns:
‘May I, on behalf of Cressing Temple, thank Discovering Medieval for the wonderful day that they gave our visitors at our historical activity day in August. We had nearly 450 children pass through and without exception they all enjoyed the living history experience that Discovering Medieval gave them. Everyone learnt a lot and went home having had a thoroughly enjoyable day. We look forward to meeting your group on future occasions. Many thanks.’
Emily Burns – Event Organiser, English Heritage Festival of History:
‘We were delighted to have Discovering Medieval performing at the Festival of History this year. They provided hours of fun for audiences of all ages. They were both educational and entertaining and provided lots of hands-on activities for children to enjoy. We would love to have them back next year!’
Discovering Medieval also won third prize in Herstmonceux medieval festival living history competition 2005. Considering our numbers and that it was our first year of entering we’re very proud of this achievement!