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Activities from episode 1 at Dover Castle

Activities from programme 1

Build your own castle

Build a model Motte and Bailey castle and defend it from attack. A great holiday activity.

Host a medieval feast

All you need to host a medieval feast with family or friends, including how to decorate your room and recipes suitable for grown ups and kids.

Oral history interview techniques

Watch this 'how to' guide for hints and tips from Alexandra Rowe to help you conduct an oral history interview. Great for family history research.

Hands on History schools resources

Teachers and group leaders can use the Hands on History schools resources. They cover a range of history themes and eras, including the Normans, archaeology and the history of the high street.

Activities from episode 2 at HMS Warrior

Activities from episode 2

World War Two Recipes

Try out the WWII recipes from the show, including Rabbit and Squirrel Stew. Plus, have a go at a couple of other favourites from the archive, including Mock Apricot Flan made with carrots!

Meet the Romans

Everything you need to know about the Romans, including where they came from, what they ate and how they changed Britain.

Interpret evidence from the past - video guide

Watch this 'how to' guide to interpreting historical evidence, with top tips including how to use five simple questions to get you started.

Hands on History schools resources

Teachers and group leaders can use the Hands on History schools resources. They cover a range of history themes and eras, including The Normans, Archaeology and the history of the high street.

Activities from episode 3 at Stratford-Upon-Avon

Activities from episode 3

Make a time capsule

Leave your own evidence for historians of the future by making a family time capsule.

Create an excavation

Become an archaeologist yourself by making your own 'excavation' pit to see how different artefacts break down over time.

Archaeology: Recommended reads

Been inspired? Find out more about archaeology with our recommended reads created in association with the Council for British Archaeology.

Hands on history schools resources

Teachers and group leaders can use the Hands on History schools resources. They cover a range of history themes and eras, including the Normans, archaeology and the history of the high street.

Activities from episode 4 at Beaulieu

Activities from episode 4

Victorian fun

Try out these traditional Victorian games at home and make your own toys, including a Victorian thaumatrope.

Make a Roman mosaic

Make your own marvellous mosaic - great for keeping the kids busy on a rainy afternoon.

Make a model Roman villa

Build a Roman villa at home, complete with a pond, courtyard and even under-floor heating!

Roman timeline

Follow the fascinating history of Romans in Britain from their first invasion to the end of Roman rule with this print out wall timeline.

Hands on History schools resources

Teachers and group leaders can use the Hands on History schools resources. They cover a range of history themes and eras, including the Normans, Archaeology and the history of the high street.

Activities from episode 5 at Erddig

Activities from episode 5

A Day in the Life of a 10-year-old Victorian

Eric (voiced by Daniel Roche) and his best friend Mona (Corinna Brown) discover life in the workhouse and the terrible jobs done by some Victorian children.

Victorian fun

Try out these traditional Victorian games at home and make your own toys, including a Victorian thaumatrope.

Top tips for undertaking your own historical research

Watch this how-to film guide to get you started with some historical research - from a local history project to researching your family tree.

Hands on History schools resources

Teachers and group leaders can use the Hands on History schools resources. They cover a range of history themes and eras, including The Normans, Archaeology and the history of the high street.



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