Turton Tower is owned and managed by Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council.
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An atmospheric Tudor country house in a wonderful woodland setting. Period rooms display a magnificent collection of decorative woodwork, paintings and furniture (including items loaned from the Victoria and Albert Museum)
Step back through 400 years with our costumed characters and unlock some of the secrets of this beautiful house.
Meet the Lord and Lady of the house, or perhaps their steward and maid, and fire the imaginations of your pupils with stories of Tudor life.
“I really enjoyed my day – I learned a lot about Tudor times - like how it was in fashion to have a big tummy - if they didn’t have one, they made armour with a large tummy.”
Emily aged 10
Elizabethan country lady or her maid (1 hour):
Visit the Tudor bedroom and discover some of the secrets of life and work at Turton Tower.
The session concludes with an opportunity for pupils to handle objects from the house.
Elizabethan country gentleman or his steward (1 hour):
In the splendour of the dining room and the Bradshaw room, listen to the stories of the men who lived and worked at Turton Tower.
This session also includes handling armour and weaponry of the period.
Site tour (1 hour):
Explore how Turton Tower has changed over 400 years. Discover the clues in the building that tell us how different generations developed and altered it.
17 - 19 Dec 2012 Victorian Christmas (KS1/Lower KS2)
Traditional games, pastimes and Father Christmas.
Please call the museum on 01204 852203 to check availability before sending in a booking form and deposit.