25 April 2017

Tudor Portraits for Home Educating families

How and why did the Tudors use portraits? This workshop presents an exciting opportunity for home educated children to discover a Tudor gem in the heart of Bristol. Find out about life in the 16th century through Tudor portraits, creativity and role-play.

The Red Lodge once belonged to Sir John Young. Children are welcomed to the property by a costumed interpreter playing his wife, Dame Joan Young.

In small groups, children will take part in a carousel of activities before setting about their own Tudor portraits, by sketching Dame Joan.

Children will be given the chance to:

  • Handle replica Tudor artefacts
  • Explore the decoration of a Tudor house
  • Dress in Tudor costume
  • Learn about the art of Tudor portraiture
  • Interact with a costumed interpreter
  • Practice sketching a portrait

Suitable for: ages 7-11
Duration: 90 minutes
Group size: up to 25 children

We have one session available at 11am-12.30pm


Additional information

Parents must accompany children to this workshop.

Please meet us at the museum entrance before the session starts.

If you arrive late please let museum staff know, so you can be escorted to the workshop room where your session will take place.

Please note eating and drinking is not permitted in the Red Lodge Museum.