King John's House will take part in the inaugural Storytelling Festival
Wednesday 2 October
The Jack o Lantern Rick Ford will tell his story of Romsey's Rolls Royce Classic Car Garage 10.30am £3.00Jack O Lantern Vikings
Robyn Hode - his life and death by Michael and Wendy Dacre
Tudor Tavern Yard TalesDave Tonge - the Yarnsmith of Norwich will tell tall tales and lusty lies in a manner most uncommon for these times. Ticket includes a Sausage and Cider Supper £7.50 Tudor Tavern Yard Tales
Saturday 5 October Medieval Day
Madness from the Yarnsmith of Norwich at 12.00, -3pm Tickets £2.00 Adults, £1.00 ChildrenMedieval Tales of Merriment
5pm - 7pm Gawain and the Green Knight a story of deering-do, wizardry, and inconvenient corsets. It is an ancient winter's tale that goes back to our Celtic roots, perfect for a dark evening, this story will be told by Sarah RundleTickets £5.00Gawain and the Green Knight
7.45pm-9.30pm Tristan and Iseult is one of the great love stories from the past hear a fresh this story from the lips of Katy CawkwellTickets £5.00Tristan and Iseult Combined tickets of Tristan and Iseult and Gawain and the Green Knight £7.50
May - King John's Garden Annual Lecture
Broadlands Park and Gardens - a talk giving by Head Gardener Jonny Bass. Tickets £3.00 available from Ticketsource
Wassail in the New Year with the Plantagenet Medieval SocietyThe Plantagenet Medieval Archery and Combat Society re-enact the turbulent period known as the Hundred Years War, with their unique blend of thrilling educational entertainments of humour and audience participation. A memorable day out for the whole family. The Post Christmas Traditions
- The Hunt—follow them as they prepare to go hunting
- Armour and Archery—the group will illustrate the skills of the knight and the thrill of battle
- Music, Dance and the Customs of January—will culminate in a Wassail Celebration on Saturday 26 at 6-9pm as we wake up the apple trees for the new year
Christmas Arrives at King John's House
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.
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!
When: First Wednesday of the month, 10.30am
Cost: £3.00 / Free for King John's House volunteers
For more information please visit the monthly talks page of our website.
- Gold Season Ticket to include all normal talks: £17.50
- Lifetime Membership: £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.