photo of Grayhill Farm, reconstructed early 17th century building

Adult Educational Courses and Lectures for Museums

We run courses at Grayhill Historical Farm Monmouthshire on period rural life, particularly food and farming both for teachers and special interest groups.

We also give courses on a wide range of topics at other sites. Past customers include the Workers Education Association, National Trust, Hilton Hotels, National Maritime Museum, Weston College, The Commandery Museum Worcester and Goblin Coombe Environment Centre. The events can vary from formal lectures, such as that given at the Welsh Folk Museum to the Welsh Historic Gardens Trust, to a walk-by demonstration for borrowers in Southend Library.

Courses can be purely academic or hands on. We carry a large range of artifacts and raw materials allowing participants to handle, taste and smell items. This is particularly important for disabled groups. The BBC In Touch program featured talks we provided at the National Maritime Museum for deaf and blind groups and we have worked with mentally impaired groups for the National Trust.

Many of our lecturers have teaching qualifications and are CRB checked. Some of the topics frequently covered include Food and Farming and Art.

Many other topics can be covered such as The English Civil War, Tudor and Stuart Farmhouse Life and Period Clothing; see our range of publications to appreciate the breadth of expertise available. For the latest list of forthcoming dates contact our head office on 01275 463041

Bullace Hill Living History

22nd – 26th June 2015. A complete costumed demonstration of rural life in the Tudor and Stuart periods for schools parties and specialist groups. For details see our living history page. To book contact Francis Rostron on 01935 813941.