• Costume

All school groups (adults and children alike) are asked to come in costume.

This is a crucial part of getting into character and is a really enjoyable and memorable part of the visit for children. It also means that once schools have entered the event, they will not see another person in 21st Century dress until they leave, making the whole experience far more immersive.

Costume-making worksheets
We provide simple costume-making sheets for booked schools on how to make, adapt or 'cheat' at making costumes from what families have at hand. As well as guides on how to make hats, a simple cup on a string and drawstring purse. These are downloadable from our Teachers Resources Site once a school has booked.

We encourage schools to make costume-making part of their pre-visit preparation in class.

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