Discovering the Tudors

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About this session

Key Stage 2 | Subject: History, English | Topics: Tudors | Session Type: Classroom-based

Explore what life was like in the reign of King Henry VIII by examining replica objects and clothing from the period.

Led by a costumed presenter, children will investigate the lives of rich and poor Tudors and consider how different types of evidence paint a picture of life in the past.

Learning objectives

Children will:

  • Find out about the types of clothing worn by people in the Tudor period.
  • Discover more about Tudor objects and what these tell us about life at the time.
  • Understand that more than one piece of evidence is needed to build a full picture of the past.
  • Use their knowledge to draw comparisons between their own lives and the lives of people in the Tudor period.

National Curriculum links

This session supports:


  • Understanding of how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources.
  • Identifying similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods.
  • Developing skills of historical interpretation and enquiry.

Booking information

Availability - New from October 2019
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
10.30, 12.00, 13.30
60 minutes
Up to 35 children
£95 plus admission

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