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HEURISTICS May 2010

Kenilworth Castle

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Time Travellers go Archaeology at Dover Castle ALL THIS AND GAMES TO PLAY AS WELL CASTLE BUILDING

( APPROX 1 HOUR)

Perhaps before you learn about archaeology you should build a castle. And when you have done that you could use siege weapons to destroy it. A perfect start to understanding ruins

FUN WITH MEDICINE (30 - 60 MIN)

model castle built by the children

The Lady Catherine de Hesterburg (otherwise known as ‘the wise woman’) has many cures to demonstrate to you. Unfortunately her manservant Tomas never seems to get it right and will have to pay the consequences.

A HISTORY OF TIME (30 MIN)

From a ‘shadow stick’ of 3,500BC to the invention of the mechanical clock, we had 12 hours of daylight every day. This means that an hour would vary in length.

model mangonel to lay siege to castle

Fun with medicine !!

Come and see the invention of the first mechanical clock as Tomas builds one before your very eyes. Many clock pieces are found during archaeological digs - come and see them in use. First mechanical clock - circa 1280 AD

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Games to play all day

Right across our country on English Heritage sites we can find evidence of people playing games. Here is your opportunity to not only play the games, but plan your visit to other properties to see the evidence for yourself.

Skittles

Table games of all descriptions

Hoca (the forerunner of roulette)

Marbles Bridge

Shovelboard - one of the great favourites

Ferses - the modern games is draughts

Suitable for all ages. Let the child within come out to play for a while. Quoits

Bowling

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