Region: West Midlands

Disabled Facilities: No

Category: Day Trip Destinations

Address: 40 Sheep Street, Stratford - Upon- Avon, Warwickshire CV37 6EE

Contact: 017 892 98070

Website: http://www.tudorworld.com

Description

Tudor World is an award winning museum situated right in the heart of the historic town of Stratford upon Avon, within a Grade 2* listed historic building. The museum depicts the different aspects of Tudor life: from a school room to a ship; from a toilet to a tavern; from plague to punishment.

Workshops cover the new curriculum for history which includes events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally; the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements (William Shakespeare) comparing aspects of life in different periods significant historical events, people and places in their own locality.

The day includes two guided workshops, a guided tour of the museum of around 30 minute’s duration each and a tour of Stratford with William Shakespeare in person. Lesson plans are included.
The museum has a choice of three different ‘days’ to choose from: A Tudor Day (discover what it was like in the theatre, the army and at a trial), a Shakespeare Day (discover the language, insults and compliments of Shakespeare and theatre) and a Crime & Punishment Day (meet the gaoler and be involved in a trial).

Do you have a video on YouTube or anywhere else that you would like to link to?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytSHqTw9A-A

Are you on Twitter, Facebook or any other social media?
https://twitter.com/tudor_world

https://www.facebook.com/TudorWorld/?fref=ts

Exactly what does your venue offer to educational visits?
Tudor World offers a fun-packed educational day that will leave the children buzzing with inspiration. Everything is taken care of: from the lesson plan and booking to the action-packed day, which is lead by qualified theatre and education staff.

Why you are you a great place for educational visits?
Customers continue to come back again and again (and most of our custom comes from word of mouth) as we offer great value for money; we are right in the heart of the beautiful and historic town of Stratford upon Avon and we based in a beautiful historic building. We also believe learning and history should be fun!

Do you have the LOtC Quality Badge or any other accreditation such as AALA?
An LOtC (Learning Outside the Classroom) approved venue

What does a typical educational visit include?

KS1/2/3

The day includes two guided workshops, a guided tour of the museum of around 30 minute’s duration each and a tour of Stratford with William Shakespeare in person. Lesson plans are included.

The museum has a choice of three different ‘days’ to choose from:

*A Tudor Day (guided tours and workshop: discover different aspects of life in the Tudor period, including what it was like in the theatre, the army and crime and punishment). Plus a guided tour of Stratford with William Shakespeare.

*A Shakespeare Day (guided tours and workshop: discover the language, insults and compliments of Shakespeare and theatre). Plus a guided tour of Stratford with William Shakespeare.

*A Crime & Punishment Day (guided tours and workshop: meet the gaoler and be involved in a trial). Plus a guided tour of Stratford with William Shakespeare.

What group sizes do you cater for?

From a minimum of 20 to a maximum of 120.

Do you provide projects, teacher’s packs, work sheets or any useful information?
We provide a lesson plan and risk assessment on booking.

Are you happy for children to take photos, video or audio?
Yes, we are happy for children to take photographs but would require permission in advance to take video.

What is your process for booking pre arranged risk assessments?
A risk assessment is provided on booking, however teachers are more than welcome to undertake a recce and risk assessment in person.

Does your venue have an education officer?
Janet or John Ford.

What is the cost of the visit?
The cost of the trip is £10 per pupil (£8.34 + VAT) and includes a full programme from 10am until 3pm with the workshops, tours, a lesson plan, risk assessment and a place to eat packed lunches. Teachers /assistants are free on ratio 1:10 (but we are quite flexible).

Is specific clothing required for the trip?
We would suggest comfortable shoes and appropriate clothing for walking around the town, as we cannot predict the British weather. Some schools also like to come dressed in Tudor costume, which add a lot of fun to the day for the children (suggestions can be found on our webpage).

Please list facilities available.
We have a small gift shop on site with appropriate-priced items. We would suggest pocket money of around £5. We have a covered area in which packed lunches can be eaten. Here is only one toilet on site, but the tour around the town will include a ‘toilet stop’ on route.

What are your disabled facilities?
Due to the historic nature of the building, there venue may not be suitable for children with mobility issues. However, two of the workshops are on ground floor level, the tour around the town is suitable for wheelchairs and even within the museum the stairs are not too arduous and there are plenty of plays to sit.

What are your opening days and hours?
10.30am (10am for schools) until 5.30pm (3pm for schools.

Do you have any testimonials from previous schools we can include?
“Really informative! Full of character. Friendly and well-informed staff"
Rhian, Ellesmore School, Shropshire

“The students had a great time and I will recommend you to my colleagues” Dean Aldridge,
Allum Wells Enterprise College, West Midlands

“Thank you for an interesting day“
Andrew Pickering, Strode College, author of 'Tudor Finale: the reign of Elizabeth I'

"The day was everything I hoped it would've been and more! I'll be sure to recommend in the future. A truly fantastic way to begin our Tudor and Shakespeare topic".

Matt Williams, Woodmanote School, Gloucester

Is there anything else that you feel is important and want to include in your information?
The Tudor World is in the centre of Stratford upon Avon, however coaches are usually able to stop and disembark and collect their passengers opposite the museum and then park at the Leisure Centre.
On warm days, children can eat their park lunches in the park by the river, at the bottom of the road.
The train station is a 15-minute walk away.


Age of Children / Pupils: 5 – 7 years 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University

Type of Visit: City Tours Historic Buildings Historical Heritage Museums SEN Themed Attractions Walking Tours

Curriculum Topics Covered: Drama English History

Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December


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