Questioning the Past Through Costume

About this session

Key Stage 2 | Subject: History, English | Topics: Tudors | Session Type: Object-Handling

The Tudors made expert use of clothing to express wealth and status.

This session provides pupils with the opportunity to study luxurious replica garments to understand materials, money and rank and to identify similarities and differences between Tudor and modern clothing.

Two pupils will be able to dress up in Tudor costume.

National Curriculum links

This session supports:

  • Development of historical enquiry skills.
  • Extending chronological knowledge of significant events in British history beyond 1066.

Learning outcomes

  • To find out about the types of clothing worn by individuals in the Tudor period, particularly in the royal court.
  • To use their knowledge to draw comparisons between their own lives and the lives of people in the Tudor period.

Booking information

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
10.30, 12.00, 13.30
One hour
Up to 35 students
£93 plus admission

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