Explore what life was like in Tudor Bristol in 1574 when Elizabeth I visited the city.
Unlock the secret messages in Tudor portraits and then make sketches of Dame Joan, as she poses in the magnificent Great Oak Room.
The children will:
- Handle replica Tudor artefacts
- Explore the furnished period rooms
- Dress in Tudor costume
- Learn about Tudor portraiture
- Interact with a costumed interpreter
- Practise sketching a portrait
Suitable for: Year 3-6
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Group size: Up to 35 pupils – you can book more than one session
Sessions are available on Monday and Tuesdays at 11am-12.30pm and 12.30pm-2pm.
FREE lunch space is provided nearby at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery when booking this school workshop.
“Dame Joan Young in role was a captivating surprise for the children and made the workshop purposeful, meaningful and exciting…The experience has always been excellent, but the new format was outstanding!”
Year 4 teacher
This workshop supports Artsmark Award criteria: Pupil Engagement, Range of Offer and Partnerships.
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