Friends of King John's Garden annual talk
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Vikings Invade King John's HouseTemperatures soared at King John’s House on Tuesday 3 July when history students from St Edward’s School, Melchet Court, shared their knowledge of Viking weaponry and battle techniques with Year 3 pupils from Romsey Abbey School. On arrival, the Year 3 children were welcomed to King John’s House, which had been transformed into a Viking Long House, by Stephen Whelan and his small team of boys from St. Edward’s. In true Viking fashion the St. Edward’s team soon put Romsey Abbey pupils through their military paces with sword, shield and axe. They learnt to respond to Anglo-Saxon drill commands and create a strong and effective shield wall. Romsey Abbey pupils added to their good knowledge through some thoughtful questioning guided by their new Viking friends! The specially constructed ‘Viking Long House’ centred around the central hearth. Here hands on exhibits based on the gentler side of Viking domestic life could be found; Viking dress, typical Viking food and drinking horns and fire making kit provided all that was needed for basic survival. Vikings spent the long winter months feasting and storytelling and so the children enjoyed a gruesome saga about the antics of Thor given by Judy Gregory. When the children return from their summer holidays, the Vikings will be their history topic for Year 4.
King John's House Book Group
Knit & Knatter Club
When: Every Thursday, 1.30pm to 3.30pm.
Join us in Miss Moody's Tudor Tea Room every Thursday for a knit and knatter – price includes a cup of tea and slice of homemade cake. Bring all your knitted creations!
King John's Open HouseWhen: Second Sunday of the month 2.00pm-4.30pm (please check dates in the diary below) Cost: £7.50 This is a fluid group and all are welcome on an ad hoc basis. Come and join us for afternoon tea, you can share poems you have written, poems you enjoy or just come and listen. Each Sunday there is a guest poet.
When: First Wednesday of the month, 10.30am
Cost: £3.00 / Free for King John's House volunteers, Gold Ticket holders, and Lifetime Ticket holders
For more information please visit the monthly talks page of our website.
- Gold Season Ticket to include all normal talks: £17.50
- Lifetime Ticket: £80.00
Attend talks and exhibitions all year round with one of our season tickets. Ask a member of the front of house team for more information on your next visit, or email us at email@example.com.