Events 2017

Colchester8Happening History Events 2017
Below is a list of all the museums and historic sites we’ll be attending this year in addition to all our school work:

February

14 Hollytrees Museum, Colchester – Join us for our first ever event at Hollytrees museum, Colchester, in Castle Park, where we will be running our Victorian toys & games display.  Play some shove ha’penny or have a go with one of our optical toys.  The museum is also running its own toy making sessions.  Colchester Council.

April

14-17 – Wrest Park, Beds – Come along this Easter and play with some Victorian toys & games.  You can also find out about the invention of photography and how this led up to the first movies at the very end of the 19th century. There are lots of optical toys to play with such as zoetropes, 3D stereoscopes, thaumotropes and much, much more.  EH.

June

26-30Bodiam Castle –   Medieval week for schools.  Would you like to visit Bodiam Castle, why not make your students visit even more special by visiting Happening History at the castle.  All week we will be running displays on medieval life.  Students can learn about clothing, food, marriage, try on armour, hold a weapon or learn about medieval surgery.  Booking is essential so please contact the castle directly or we’d be happy to pass on your details. Displays for all Key stages. NT.

August

12-13Dover Castle – We will be running our medieval surgery & crime trials at the castle as part of a larger event.

15-17  Carisbrooke Castle – Join us for the famous and ever popular joust event.  Which knight will win?  We will be running medieval trials and giving you an opportunity to try on high quality medieval clothing.  There will also be minstrels, jugglers, falconers and much more.

21-25 Carisbrooke Castle – Join us for the 2nd week of the famous and ever popular joust event.  Which knight will win?  We will be running medieval trials and giving you an opportunity to try on high quality medieval clothing.  There will also be minstrels, jugglers, falconers and much more.

September

20-22 –  Bodiam Castle – Medieval week for schools.  Would you like to visit Bodiam Castle, why not make your students visit even more special by visiting Happening History at the castle.  All week we will be running displays on medieval life.  Students can learn about clothing, food, marriage, try on armour, hold a weapon or learn about medieval surgery.  Booking is essential so please contact the castle directly or we’d be happy to pass on your details. Displays for all Key stages. NT

23-24Bodiam Castle – We will be giving the public the opportunity to trial on some of our amazing medieval costumes, dress up as a lord or lady.   Any donations to the Trust gratefully received NT

25-29  Bodiam Castle – Medieval week for schools.  Would you like to visit Bodiam Castle, why not make your students visit even more special by visiting Happening History at the castle.  All week we will be running displays on medieval life.  Students can learn about clothing, food, marriage, try on armour, hold a weapon or learn about medieval surgery.  Booking is essential so please contact the castle directly or we’d be happy to pass on your details. Displays for all Key stages. NT

October

2-6Bodiam Castle – Medieval week for schools.  Would you like to visit Bodiam Castle, why not make your students visit even more special by visiting Happening History at the castle.  All week we will be running displays on medieval life.  Students can learn about clothing, food, marriage, try on armour, hold a weapon or learn about medieval surgery.  Booking is essential so please contact the castle directly or we’d be happy to pass on your details. Displays for all Key stages. NT

9-13Bodiam Castle  – Medieval week for schools.  Would you like to visit Bodiam Castle, why not make your students visit even more special by visiting Happening History at the castle.  All week we will be running displays on medieval life.  Students can learn about clothing, food, marriage, try on armour, hold a weapon or learn about medieval surgery.  Booking is essential so please contact the castle directly or we’d be happy to pass on your details. Displays for all Key stages. NT