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Tudor activities in the museum on Wednesday - Ellisse Riesner (7) and tablet.
Tudor activities in the museum on Wednesday - Ellisse Riesner (7) and tablet.
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The Tudors came to life at Wisbech and Fenland Museum on Wednesday.

As part of the activities running throughout the summer holidays, the world of King Henry VIII was revealed to the youngsters taking part.

Tudor activities in the museum on Wednesday - Anna Fairbrother (4) with her posy.

Tudor activities in the museum on Wednesday - Anna Fairbrother (4) with her posy.

The children got to write with quills and created their own horn books, tablets which children used to carry around with them to learn their alphabet. They were made from horn to protect the paper, which was very expensive.

There was also the opportunity to make posies or tussie mussies, which were small bundles of strong smelling flowers and herbs that were used to ward off body odours and supposedly the plague.

A Tudor quiz was available for museum visitors, as well as wordsearches and colouring for the children.

This week is the last of the holiday activities and the theme is ‘World Wildlife in Danger’, with educational animal fun. It is running today (Wednesday) from 10.30am to 2.30pm, cost 50p per child. Children must be accompanied.

Tudor activities in the museum on Wednesday - 9 year old Hayley Read with her finished tablet.

Tudor activities in the museum on Wednesday - 9 year old Hayley Read with her finished tablet.