Summer Talks at the Heritage Hub

Gloucestershire Heritage Hub

Passport to the Past: Stories from the Big House

Wednesday 7 July, 4 - 5pm. Free online event.  For ages: 6 - 13 years

Gloucestershire has many grand historical houses, where rich and powerful families have lived for generations, often being looked after by servants who lived there too. 


Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in a grand house? Filled with drama and story telling - this Passport to the Past event sees us  bring to life some of the people who might have lived at Dodington Park – an enormous stately home in South Gloucestershire – over the last 300 years or so. 

Mixing historical records with a sprinkling of imagination, we bring you their stories. Along the way we’ll find out about how some of the money needed to build and care for such a huge and spectacular  house was made and lost.  

In this energy filled session we will all create a story together at the end – so we’ll be needing you to bring your imagination too. Make sure you are ready by coming in fancy dress (not essential - but fun!) - which character might you choose?  Will you be part of the owner’s family, or one of the servants? 

For more information and to book your place visit Gloucestershire Archives.

For every monthly Passport event, we create new resources which can be used during the session. These will appear on the Passport to the Past: fun activities and resources for families and schools page at least 48 hours before each event takes place giving you time to print them off. This link will also be sent to you a couple of days before the event takes place.

If you aren’t able to print off the pages for the session, please don’t worry! We will display the pages on the screen during the event and all your child will need is a couple of pages of blank paper and a pen or pencil.

Please note that there are other pages listed as downloads which you can also print and enjoy in your own time if you want to do so.


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