Resources for Home Learning

Helping you learn from home

While the site and schools are closed due to the current health crisis, we are working on a series of videos and other content which can be used to help home learning for children and adults of all ages.

Maths in a historical setting:

Watch this introduction video and then take the 1620s maths challenge and get to grips with some old style calculations! (Opens in Word) The challenge is courtesy of Michael Arkle.

Homes long ago

Get a flavour of life in Tudor and Jacobean England in our virtual tour of the house

  1. Introduction to the 1620s House
  2. The scullery
  3. The kitchen parlour
  4. The buttery
  5. The Diary
  6. The Study
  7. The Corridor Bedroom
  8. The Lobby
  9. The Great Chamber
  10. The Private bedroom


How doth your garden growe?

Discover the secrets of a  Jacobean garden in our expanding range of period garden virtual tours.

Click here for an introduction to the 1620s garden.

Click here to learn about the front courtyard, in which the family would have showed off their wealth and social status.

Click  here to explore the rose garden.

Click here to explore the herb garden

Click here to explore the woodland

Click here to explore the Orchard

Click here to explore the Vegetable Garden

1620s Quiz  Test your knowledge of the 1620s house and Gardens with this quiz. Most of the the answers can be found on our ‘History of the site’ page. (Quiz opens in Word)

Mystery object challenge

Try and work out what these  mystery objects are from the images .


The answers to the Mystery objects are here. (Opens in Word)



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