Bramall Hall: Tudor experience

This session is suitable for key stage 2.

Come and experience life in Tudor times and find out more about the Davenport Household of Bramall Hall. Through hands-on activities your class will get a chance to experience what life might have been like in Tudor times.

When you book your trip, you'll need to choose 5 of these activities to make up your day:

  • How the hall was built. Find out how Bramall Hall was made and make a wattle and daub panel to take back to school.
  • Tudor entertainment. Learn some Tudor dances and play some Tudor instruments.
  • Health and beauty Tudor style. A visit to the Still Room will help your class learn about Tudor make up, herbal cures and personal hygiene.
  • Food. Find out what the Tudors ate. Did rich people eat differently to the poor? We'll look at different types of food, create a Tudor menu and re-create a Tudor banquet.
  • Religion, marriage and scribes. Visit Bramall Hall’s chapel and find out some of the reasons people got married in Tudor times. Pupils will also get the chance to write with a quill pen.
  • Costume. find out what clothes Tudors wore. Pupils will work out which item of clothing goes where, before 2 of them try on servant and rich Tudor costumes.

Times and availability

Tudor experience is a full day session available on Mondays and Tuesdays, from 10am to 2pm. It can be shortened to a half day on request.

We can accommodate 2 classes at a time.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and access

The first floor of Bramall Hall is accessible by staircase only. For details about physical accessibility read access at Bramall Hall. We have accessible toilets.

We can deliver our sessions to everyone, including wheelchair users.

Our learning centre is fully accessible.

If you would like us to adapt our sessions to meet the needs of your pupils, get in touch. We also have visual stories to help pupils with SEND prepare for their visit, which will be sent with the confirmation pack.

Price per school trip, up to 35 pupils

  • Full day: £235 plus VAT
  • Half day: £120 plus VAT

There is no VAT added for Stockport local authority schools.

You'll be invoiced following your session.

Home Educators

We welcome bookings from groups of home educating families and are happy to work with mixed age groups. We limit numbers per session to 40 people in total, including the adults attending.

Home educating families are also welcome to visit our sites as individuals on a self-led basis. You can read more information about all our museums.

Getting here

Plan your visit to Bramall Hall gives details on getting here.

There are two coach bays to park in.

Book your school trip

If you have a question or need more information, get in touch with us.

After booking, you'll receive a confirmation email and we'll then follow up with a full confirmation pack containing:

  • an itinerary
  • travel information and suggested coach drop off and parking points.
  • a sample risk assessment
  • a visual story

Book your school trip

Cancellation policy

If you cancel your booking:

  • less than 6 weeks in advance of the visit, you'll be invoiced for 25% of the full price
  • less than 4 weeks in advance of the visit, you'll be invoiced for 50% of the full price
  • less than 2 weeks in advance of the visit, we'll invoice you for the full price of the visit to cover our staffing costs

COVID-19 cancellation policy

If the visiting school or Stockport Museums Service has to cancel a trip due to COVID-19 related circumstances, no cancellation charge will be incurred by either the visiting school or Stockport Museums Service. Cancellations that are made due to COVID-19 must be discussed directly with a member of the school SLT as soon as possible prior to the visit.