Beaulieu Abbey

A Cistercian Abbey built in 1204 and partially demolished during the Dissolution of the Monasteries. The Domus survived and provides an ideal base for Medieval and Tudor study days.

The Tudors

The Tudors

Themes: A Century of Change at Beaulieu

Children take on the role of guests of the 3rd Earl of Southampton, patron of William Shakespeare and find out about Beaulieu Abbey's changing fortunes.

‘Hand-on’ workshops on calligraphy and wool (spinning/felting/weaving) can be included in the programme. Please specify at time of booking.

Optional falconry session available. Meet and learn about the hunting birds favoured by Tudor falconers. Please ask at time of booking.

Suitable for KS2 and 3 and for children/students/adults with special educational needs.

Medieval Realms

Medieval Realms

Themes: Monastic Life, Compare with Saxon Monasticism

What is a monk? What did he wear? How did he spend his day? What skills did he need? Answers given by a medieval monk would be very similar to those given by his Saxon predecessor.

Dressed up as a monk, children take on the role of novice monks to learn about life in a medieval abbey.

‘Hands on’ workshops on calligraphy, wool (spinning/felting/weaving) and building/surveying can be included into the programme.

Optional falconry session available. Meet and learn about the hunting birds favoured by Tudor falconers. Please ask at time of booking.

Suitable for KS2 and 3 and for children/students/adults with special educational needs.