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WORK, REST AND PLAY TUDOR STYLE THIS WEEKEND!

PUBLISHED: 15:38 16 August 2012 | UPDATED: 21:44 20 February 2013

WORK, REST AND PLAY TUDOR STYLE THIS WEEKEND!

WORK, REST AND PLAY TUDOR STYLE THIS WEEKEND!

Lots of fun on offer at Chiltern Open Air Museum

This weekend (18-19 August) visitors to award-winning Chiltern Open Air Museum in Chalfont St Giles will have the chance to experience life as it was in Tudor times working, resting and playing! The Museum has invited Tudor re-enactment group, Hungerford Household, to demonstrate a country gentleman's household from the sixteenth century. Hungerford Household is a re-enactment group with over 16 years experience of bringing the Tudor period to life at historic houses and museums throughout the UK. Chiltern Open Air Museum provides a perfect setting for this exciting event for all the family.

Museum Visitor Services Officer Sian Hammerton-Fraser is thrilled with the plans for this Tudor themed weekend. Hungerford Household brings living history to the Chiltern Open Air Museum this weekend as members of the household, from servants to gentry show what life was like during Henry V111 reign. Continues Sian:Costumed re-enactors will demonstrate their skills as they go about the business of preparing food, crafts and entertainments popular in the period. Visitors will have the opportunity to talk with the characters and participate in a variety of Tudor Pastimes, including childrens games and the opportunity to take part in Tudor Archery. It is going to be a fun packed and fascinating weekend!

Chiltern Open Air Museum also offers Summer Holiday activities for children. Every Tuesday of the Bucks state Summer Holidays your child can join the mueum as a guide as the explore the past. The childs day will start as they are met by their own guide. In small groups, they spend the day exploring the Museum and all the Terrific Tuesday activities for a fun packed holiday adventure. A picnic lunch is included in the price of 20 per child For further information about Arborfield Adventurers Holiday Club go to the Museum website www.coam.org.uk and ring 01494 875542 to book. Places are limited and the Holiday Club is always popular.

For more information about this and other special events, go to www.coam.org.uk or telephone the Museum information line on 01445 872163.

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