Trip to the Weald and Downland Museum

I have just had the pleasure of taking my third year students who are studying my ‘Medieval Village Life’ module to the Weald and Downland Museum. The museum did a marvelous job in helping to bring medieval village life in 13th and 14th century England to life, by allowing my students to interact and learn from their rescued medieval buildings and the replica of a late 13th century building as found during excavations of the coastal ¬†village of Hangleton in Sussex. It is such interactions which allow and facilitate deeper learning and a clearer understanding of the materiality of the past. The theoretical can become concrete, more ‘real’ and hence relevant. ¬†

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