We had a fabulous time learning about houses and homes in the past on our visit to Staircase House. Mistress Catherine joined us from the past to show us around the house and we helped with her chores. We made up the wooden four poster bed for Lady Mary. We also made orange and clove pomanders and beeswax candles. We looked at the structure of the house; the house being made from wattle and daub. We constructed our own wattle and daub 'walls' from willow and clay, which were remarkably sturdy.
Our hands on activities continued into the afternoon when we visited the museum to look at artefacts from the past.