In the Shadow of the Gunpowder Plot

The children are welcomed to the house by the servants of the wealthy, Catholic, Digby family. This session tells the story of the plot from the perspective of the Digbys who hid their religious practices in a protestant country ruled by James I. Upstairs Lady Digby shows the children all of her hidden objects and talks about her husband, Lord Digby, who was one of the plotters. Downstairs the housekeeper teaches the children about the type of meals she would have prepared for the family and tells the story about how the barrels, like the ale butts in the buttery, played a significant part in the gunpowder plot.

This is a morning session only and costs £8 per pupil

Please note after the morning activities the school group can have their lunch in the barn and play in the maize and gardens. Members of the public are not allowed onsite while there are schools visits and we only book one school group in at any one time.

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