First costume days of the summer holidays

Last week was the first summer costume day and it was a scorcher! Surprisingly we had 80 people brave the heat to try on Tudor outfits. There was even some Tudor dancing outside on the Parade Ground which was a sight to behold!

This week, in an attempt to ease some of the discomfort from the heat, although it was cooler and even a little rainy, we experimented with a new layout, creating more space in the Hayloft for dressing in the clothes, and for undressing. It also meant there was a bit of a fashion show as people paraded outside to have their photo taken. We had 118 visitors take part, and ran over our allotted time to fit everyone in.

Thank you to everyone for their patience and good humour. We had some lovely comments from visitors:

Absolutely wonderful! So much fun. The Ladies were very attentive and the costumes were stunning.

Great fun experience and now appreciate why they needed staff to dress them!

Absolutely stunning costumes! The detailing is gorgeous. Loved the experience. Great history lesson! Thanks so much!

Thanks so much was great fun trying on costumes and being able to take pictures outside. And knowing what the costumes were like.

Absolutely incredible – what great costumes I had the best day of my life trying on tudor outfits and we got some great photos.

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