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Barley Hall Workshops

Explore the medieval period with our range of workshops to enhance your visit to Barley Hall. 

Healers and Humours Workshop

A chance to learn about Tudor medicine and how illness and ailments were treated hundreds of years ago. Discover the methods used by the barber surgeon and find out about some of the Tudors’ most gruesome diseases and grisly cures. Not for the faint-hearted!

Arms and Armour Workshop

Hear how weapons of all kinds were used in everyday Tudor life, from sport and hunting to self defence. Discover how weapons could be status symbols or valued items of costume, and handle some of these weapons for yourself.

Plays and Performances Workshop

Can you tell a tragedy from a comedy? Learn more about the world of medieval and Tudor entertainment by brushing up on your acting skills and taking a turn as a 16th-century Player in this literacy-themed workshop. 

Lore and Learning Workshop

Take a closer look at the development of medieval science, and delve into astrology to discover the influence of the planets; understand key developments in technology and scientific thought that helped shape the education system.

Medieval Manners Half-Day Experience 

Do your Duty OR Flaunt your Finery 

Brush up on your manners and don medieval dress for a fun morning or afternoon at Barley Hall. Under the watchful eye of the household staff, experience life as an apprentice servant or aspire to greatness and learn how to impress at  a medieval feast.

Barley Hall Full Day Experience

Spend a full day at Barley Hall by choosing one of our half-day experiences and adding two of the fun and interactive workshops from the selection listed above.

Find out more about our workshops by reading our latest Learning Programme.

Find Out More

For more information about any of these topics, or to book a session for your group, please call our Reservations team on 01904 615505 or contact us direct here.