Sunday 16th December, 10am - 4pm
See the 17th century come back to life around you as re-enactors fill the National Civil War Centre with fascinating demonstrations of life and livelihoods in the 1600s. Throughout the museum there will be displays of period trades and traditions such as a metalworker, a gunsmith, sewing and spinning, drummers and more.
In the Tudor Hall, a table will be authentically laid out for a high status 17th century meal and at 2pm visitors are invited to attend an illuminating talk on contemporary food and eating etiquette.
The day's activity will also spill out into the town with a thrilling drill display in the castle grounds. A troop of re-enactors will march out from the National Civil War Centre shortly before 12. Their procession will lead them through the market place and to the castle where the drill with live musket fire will be performed at midday before they march back to the museum.
Events in the museum are free with standard admission.