Learning Programme at the 1620s House & Garden at Donington le Heath

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Learning Programme at the 1620s House & Garden at Donington le Heath


Activity Description

This rare and beautiful house is a surviving example of a family home which was built in the 13th century and then modernised in the 17th Century, one of the oldest houses in Leicestershire. Schools groups can immerse themselves in the Tudor and 17th Century stories and walk back in time with character-led activity. Pupils can learn about the Digbys who owned the house, specifically Sir Everard Digby, who was hung, drawn and quartered for his part in the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 – an event beyond living memory which is of national and global significance. A perfect local history study, the character-led sessions extend the pupils’ understanding and knowledge on other themes too, such as everyday working life and traditional tales. Lastly, and most importantly, all of the objects can be handled, which creates a unique experience for all involved. Our sessions are for all ages and have strong curriculum links. The sessions run for either half a day or for a full day, and teachers can pre-book a site visit for free. The site is closed January to February 2020

Access Info

Please visit venue website. www.doningtonleheath.org.uk/learning

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Start Date

Mon, 02 Mar 2020

Finish Date

Fri, 18 Dec 2020


Daily visits available


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