Popular Tudor event to be held in west Suffolk

The Tudor Hands-On event will take place at Kentwell Hall from August 18 Picture: GAVIN MILLS

The Tudor Hands-On event will take place at Kentwell Hall from August 18 Picture: GAVIN MILLS - Credit: Archant

More than 250 costumed Tudors will recreate 16th-century life over ten days at a grand stately home in west Suffolk this month.

Thousands of visitors are set to experience life in the 16th-century Picture: GAVIN MILLS

Thousands of visitors are set to experience life in the 16th-century Picture: GAVIN MILLS - Credit: Archant

Kentwell Hall, in Long Melford, will host its Tudor Hands-On event from August 18-27, which immerses visitors into the smells, sounds and sights of how the Tudors lived.

There are more than 40 activities and action stations running throughout the event, and people can try their hand at everything from food preparation to candle making and butter churning.

Always popular attractions are the alchemist, where visitors can discover the wonders of science, the archers – with their longbow expertise – and the forgers, who use traditional bellows.

There will also be Tudor activity in the bakehouse, stillroom and needle room.

Visitors can experience life in the 16th-century Picture: GAVIN MILLS

Visitors can experience life in the 16th-century Picture: GAVIN MILLS - Credit: Archant


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The event is a great day out for all the family, and the house, gardens and farm are also open at Kentwell.

For more information, visit www.kentwell.co.uk

The Tudor Hands-On event will take place at Kentwell Hall from August 18 Picture: GAVIN MILLS

The Tudor Hands-On event will take place at Kentwell Hall from August 18 Picture: GAVIN MILLS - Credit: Archant

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