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.
JulySaturday 7 - Sunday 16 Romsey View Finders 2018 Exhibition Free Admission Tuesday 17 - Wednesday 18 Young Arts Challenge Exhibition Free Admission Wednesday 18 3.45 Songs and Scones Members of the Romsey Ukulele Group, Braishfield Ukulele Band and Rum's Eg Singers will entertain you with a concert in the garden accompanied by a cream tea. £6.00 per person
Unfortunately, we are having to postpone this event until later in the year. Any payment that you have made (including any booking fee incurred) will be refunded.
Tavern Yard Tales - an evening of story-telling with a sausage and cider supper £6.00 -£8.00
Agincourt Archers 11-12 August
Try your hand at archery, find out about medieval life throughout the weekend
Medieval Supper with members of the Free Company of Aquitaine Friday 10 August
Open Art Exhibition 201818th August – 27 August 2018 For amateur or professional artists living in or near Romsey who would like to exhibit and sell: drawings, paintings, ceramics, photography, sculpture, textiles, jewellery, wood etc. Application forms available now from Romsey Tourist Information Centre or King John’s House. Completed entry forms must be submitted by Saturday 5th August. See the links below for the entry form and criteria for the competition: Open Art rules 2018 Entry Form 2018
Exploring Anglo Saxon Romsey - Family fun Day
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 and 2.30pm
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: £15
- Annual Family Ticket: £9
- Lifetime Membership: £30
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.