Youngsters step back in time at Hall 't'th' Wood Museum
HENRY VIII, Tudor wenches and knights all made an appearance at a special day at Hall i’ th’ Wood Museum.
About 50 people took part in the Tudor-themed discovery day on Saturday.
People dressed up in traditional Tudor cost-ume and took part in games, including Mum-chance, a card game believed to be a favourite of Queen Elizabeth I, and learned how people danced during the period.
Jacqui Elvin, collect-ions and access officer at Bolton Museums, said: “The event was learning with fun.
“The children loved the dancing. Some of the dads dressed up and joined in the dancing which involves a lot of hopping and skipping.
“People were trying different traditional Tu-dor games including Mumchance, a card game which nobody dared to win when they used to play against Queen Elizabeth l.”
Other games included chess, stool ball, which involved throwing beanbags on to a small stool, skittles and jingle match, a game that’s similar to blind man’s buff.
Rick Pasquill, a museum assistant, said: “The kids liked dressing up and learning how to dance like Tudors.
“It’s things they can’t do at home. If the children have learned about the Tudors in school coming here helps to bring the knowledge to life.
“The event taught people about life in the Tudor period.”
The two-hour event is one is a series of discovery events organised by Bolton Council.
The next free discovery day will be an Insect Habitats and Homes day held at the museum in Green Way, Hall i’ th’ Wood on Saturday, November 9, between 1pm and 3pm.
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