Most 17th century soldiers were men but a few courageous women risked it all, donned men’s clothes and took to the battlefield. Meet a gallant she-soldier and hear why she went to war for love. You can also plant a potted potion to help friendship grow and create a love token inspired by our collection.
These family friendly sessions involve a bit of audience participation and are always good fun. Performances every day (except Sunday) at 11am, 12pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm & 3.30pm.
Romantic She Soldiers of the Civil War
It wasn’t just men who did all of the fighting you know? Some women put on men’s clothes and risked their lives on the British battlefields of the Civil War. Some even did it for love. Their deeds were celebrated in the popular ballads of the time. So come meet our own mysterious 17th Century sister soldier and hear all about it.
Family Craft Activities
10am to 4pm every day
10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24 & 25 Feb
Make a paper pot and plant a potion that will help friendship grow.
Heart In Hand
13, 14, 15 & 16 Feb
Gloves were the Valentine gift of choice for 17th century men like Samuel Pepys. Make a Valentine card that looks like a pair.
20, 21, 22 & 23 Feb
Lovers torn apart by the conflict might give each other a love token. Make a silver spice box token decorated with jewels and filled with lavender.