Year 5 History Trip to Tullie House

The Year 5 class, Mrs Palmer, Mrs Wilson and I set off on Monday morning to travel to Tullie House museum in Carlisle for a fun-filled morning of hands-on activities all about the Tudors in Carlisle and the surrounding areas.

he class was split into 2 groups with one group heading to the Guildhall Museum in the centre of Carlisle first while the other group stayed in the museum.

Whilst we were at the museum the group activity involved looking at chests filled with artefacts belonging to a character on a picture - their task was to discover which person it could be. Max enjoyed trying on the dresses and head dresses, whereas Lucy enjoyed the outer shoes worn to keep them out of the ‘muck’. Stefan even found a stuffed rat! After reading the information we discovered that this was for poor people when they had nothing else to eat! As a group we looked through a box and after finding secret hideaways and expensive pots, but also leather plates and tar lined cups and a bridle, we discovered this man was part of the Border Reivers and was known for stealing things.

Next up to the Guildhall Museum which was packed full of information and artefacts that the children enjoyed reading all about and finding information we didn’t know, such as the market bell that used to be rung to signal when trading could commence, as well as the weighing apparatus used to ensure nobody was being sold goods under weight. It really is a fascinating place - if you would like to visit, it is free of charge and near the bandstand in Carlisle City Centre. Overall the children had a fantastic time and the trip was full of new information and skills.

Miss L Westgarth

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