Fancy discovering what Peterborough life was really like in the Georgian era?
Vivacity Heritage have come up with some great events which will give families the opportunity to get hands on with some ancient historical crafts and learn their peculiar uses.
Firstly, on select Saturdays Peterborough Museum plays host to a Georgian Family Tea Party. With Georgian parlour games, a family trail, biscuit decorating and take-home crafts (not forgetting the all-important tea party lunch) included in the ticket price, this event conjures up the frivolities of Regency England and makes it very easy to imagine you are the owners of Priestgate Mansion itself. The next dates for this activity are Saturday April 9 & Saturday May 7. Tickets are £10 per person. Booking is essential as places are strictly limited.
Last year’s hugely popular Time Travellers workshops are also set tor eturn. Led by knowledgeable museum staff and volunteers, families can get hands on making crafts from multiple time periods, including witch bottles to ward off evil like the Stuarts once did, ‘healing waters’ of the Georgian era and Victorian Silhouettes (of modern day celebrities, why not?); all the while discovering how we know about these curious activities from the past.
Time Travellers takes place Tuesday March 29 – Thursday March 31 & Tuesday 5 – 7 April and tickets are £5 per child, accompanying adults free. Booking is essential as places are strictly limited.
Finally, the one off special event Pride, Prejudice and Priestgate Mansion sees the Museum transformed back into the Georgian Mansion it once was exactly 200 years ago. Authentically costumed re-enactors welcome you to the mansion for a day of fun: from regency dance demonstrations to puppet shows there’ll be Georgian entertainment perfect for all ages. Tickets are £4 adults, £3 concession, £12 families and under 5s FREE. For this event, there’s no need to book – just drop in!
To book for any of the events above, please call Peterborough Museum on 01733 864663 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For more info about the events and the Georgian season at Peterborough Museum, please visit www.vivacity-peterborough.com/prideandprejudice
Photo: Georgian Tea Party courtesy of the Trustees of the British Museum