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You don’t have to visit us in person to be inspired by our beautiful building and gardens. Check out our Heritage Makes activities below, and download and watch to get creative at home!

Don’t forget to follow us on social media to be the first to find out about fun events and activities and share your creations using #HeritageMakes.

Have a go at making this lovely version of a Tudor half-timbered house! Did you know that Tudor houses weren’t often black and white, but instead different colours from the natural materials used to build them. You can add your own detail to your house – and don’t forget to share your #HeritageMakes with us on social media!

Knot gardens were popular during the Tudor period and were designed to be symmetrical and neat, with shapes and patterns created using small hedges.

Watch our video and have a go at making your own at home!

Don’t forget to share your #HeritageMakes with us on social media!

Pennons were kinds of flags or banners that were worn by knights to show their family or allegiances. Have a go at making your own – how would you represent your family or interests on your pennon?

Don’t forget to share your #HeritageMakes with us on social media!

Jesters were entertainers or ‘fools’ during the mediaeval and Tudor period, who entertained wealthy people by dancing and telling jokes. They often wore caps with bells on, and carried a mock sceptre.

Have a go at making your own jester puppet, and don’t forget to share your #HeritageMakes with us on social media!