Knebworth House joins thousands of schools, families and organisations working together to inspire a whole generation of children through Shakespeare’s stories, language and heritage.
One of Knebworth’s most popular educational programmes, the ‘Tudor Treasure Trail’ is specially adapted for the Shakespeare Week celebration. Schools have the opportunity to experience what life was like in William Shakespeare’s day: what his school days were like and what Tudor children wore. Students explore how the Tudors made ink and their writing materials and then try calligraphy – holding their pens and sitting correctly in a Tudor fashion of course.During the programme, students come eye to eye with some of Shakespeare’s famous contemporaries including the poet, Sir Philip Sidney, Sir Robert Cecil and Queen Elizabeth as they examine the portrait paintings at Knebworth House. The programme is suitable for pupils Year 1-Year 6. Knebworth House offers a diverse range of educational programmes suitable for students of all ages, interests and abilities. For information about 2016 educational programmes and Shakespeare Week 2016 please contact the Group bookings team 01438 810931
If you are visiting Knebworth House on Saturday 19th or Sunday 20th March, you might like to try Tudor Calligraphy at our free afternoon drop in sessions. Try writing your name with a flourish, or to copy out a favourite line from one of Shakespeare’s plays. (Included in your admission ticket).
Shakespeare Week 14- 20 March 2016 Read more about the celebrations