King or Commoner?

Children participating in a schools' session at Windsor Castle

Key stage 2 TUDORS  In this lively interactive talk and costume handling session, pupils discover how the clothes worn at the Tudor Court reflected the position in society of the wearers – from servants to courtiers to the Tudor monarchs themselves.

We focus on the fabrics and colours used to distinguish rich and poor, and children try on items from our replica costume collection to find out how comfortable – or otherwise! – this clothing would have been to wear.  

"A very expressive presentation, the children were enthused and listened to by the presenter who provided us with great information."
Year 6 teacher

Session details

Curriculum themes: 
Tudors
Handling workshops
Age group: 
Key stage 2
School subjects: 
History
Maximum pupils per session: 
30
Duration: 
1 hour
Times: 
11:30 (lunch 12:30)
Days of the week: 
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Location: 
Windsor Castle
Learning room: 
The Learning Centre
Contact: 
learning@royalcollection.org.uk
(+44) (0)20 7766 7323