Living History at Torre Abbey

Exhibition Historical Kids
  • Sunday 9 June 2024
  • 10:30 to 15:30
  • Suitable for ages from 4 years old
  • Included with admission - £0.00

Step back in time with us as we recreate a captivating 18th-century British military camp! Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and stories of soldiers who served the Crown during this pivotal era.

Activities will run throughout the day form 10:30am - 3:30pm

Here’s what you can expect at our living history exhibit:

Period Camp:

  • Wander through our meticulously reconstructed tents, each revealing the intimate living spaces of both men and women connected to the British forces. Peek inside and imagine the camaraderie, the whispered conversations, and the dreams of home.
  • Discover authentic interiors complete with period furnishings, bedding, and personal belongings. From ink-stained letters to well-worn uniforms to transport you to the heart of the 18th century.

Artefacts Table:

  • Explore personal items, clothing, and equipment that soldiers would have relied upon during their service. Handle a musket ball, feel the weight of a canteen, and marvel at the craftsmanship of hand-sewn uniforms.
  • Learn about the practical tools of survival and the cherished mementos that bridged the gap between duty and longing.

Talks and Commentary:

  • “Drill and Dress”: Join us for an engaging 20-minute talk. Witness the precision of military drill as our reenactors demonstrate formations, musket handling, and the art of discipline. 
  • “Voices of Service”: Our commentary goes beyond the uniform. Discover the motivations, occupations, and experiences of those who answered the call to serve overseas.

Family Soldier School:

  • Gather your little recruits! In sessions lasting no longer than ten minutes, families can learn the basics of soldiering. March in step, handle a wooden imitation musket, and feel the camaraderie of shared purpose.
  • Led by passionate members of our historical group, this interactive experience is perfect for all ages.


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