This half term, step back in history and visit Tudor World of Stratford
Written by Clay on February 6, 2015
This half term, step back in history and visit Tudor World of Stratford.
Located on Sheep Street, in the town of Stratford is an exciting and award-winning museum which brings the 16th century to life with interesting facts and realistic recreations to create the atmospheric and fascinating experience.
Radio Warwickshire’s mini reporters visited this weekend ahead of the half term break. To start a walk down the oldest surviving cobblestones to the entrance of the museum, dating back to 1595 on which Shakespeare himself has strolled. The mini reporters, ranging in age from 6 to 9 remarked that ‘it was like walking back in time’.
This family attraction has something for everyone, from museum trails for children, guided tours covering the fascinating history of the town and the life of William Shakespeare. There is also an opportunity to book onto a lantern lit ghost tours of the museum and surrounding town.
Looking forward to Valentines weekend at the museum, there are haunted ghost tours, with a rose for every lady and a William Shakespeare tour.
This coming half term, Tudor World will be having an Elizabethan spy week! Working with codes and invisible ink, breaking seals and forging signatures. Join the team for a history tour of spying and find out how to break the different codes used by plotters in their correspondence. Often, letters of the alphabet were shuffled in a certain sequence and, once the key was worked out, the message could be read and understood. Alternatively individual letters could be substituted with numbers, symbols or signs of the zodiac. But spies had to learn not only how to decipher code but also how to write it themselves. See if you can crack the code at the school desk?
Each young visitor will be given a Time Travelling passport to complete, which will be stamped at the end.
The museum is set in a genuine Tudor building, complete with half-timbered wattle-and-daub frontage; a cobblestone carriageway dating back to 1595 and an illustrious history.
Author Terry Deary of the Horrible Histories was so impressed by his visit to the museum that he dedicated his book Stratford-Upon-Avon to the building to the venue.
Radio Warwickshire’s mini reporters also recommend Tudor World for a family day out!
To find out more about Tudor World and to book your place this half term, contact the team on http://www.falstaffexperience.co.uk/page.php?linkid=1