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Jobs at court

about this session

Key stage 2 | Subject: History | Topics: Tudors | Session type: Route-based

Imagine you are living in Tudor times and are looking for a job at court! This session focuses on some of the lesser-known jobs occupied by children and explores some of the interesting stories of the adult courtiers who might have been their role models.

Taking place on the Tudor Route, children will enjoy fun activities and listen to real-life stories of the different jobs at court. They will draw comparisons between their own lives and those of Tudor children, and discover that records do exist for lesser-known historical characters - however sparse. And discover how we use this information to build a richer picture of our shared past.

The session supports historical enquiry through active exploration and participation.

Learning objectives

Children will:

  • Find out about the real-life jobs that children did at the Tudor court.
  • Compare and contrast the lives of Tudor children with ours today.
  • Explore the palace spaces to discover how the different roles and functions worked at court.

National Curriculum links

This session supports:


  • Developing a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding beyond 1066.
  • Understanding how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources.
  • Understanding the methods of historical enquiry, how evidence is used to make historical claims.

Booking Information

Wednesday - Friday
10.30, 11.45, 13.15

Schools only Tuesdays
Tuesday 27 February
Tuesday 19 March
Tuesday 21 May
Tuesday 25 June
Tuesday 9 July

60 minutes

35 students

£100 plus admission

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