Archive for May, 2014

Some photos from our great Family Day


Captain of the Archers

Captain of the Archers

Children's pastimes

Children’s pastimes

The mayor dresses up

The mayor dresses up



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Something for all the Family


Special Events

12 noon                 The Courtyard      A performance by Llantilio Pertholey School Choir.

We are pleased to welcome Llantilio Pertholey Primary School Choir who will be singing a selection of medieval songs plus some school favourites. The children are from Years 3 to 6 and are conducted by Mr. Simon Oram, their Year 3 teacher. The choir are really excited to be part of the medieval day and hope you enjoy their performance.


12.30pm               The Learning Space          Medieval Medicine Workshop

Come and learn about Medieval and Tudor Medicine and make a medicinal salve like those that would have been used to treat ailments in medieval times.

Throughout the day


In the Church

Here you will find our Tudor Clothing, Medieval Music and Armour workshops. Come and learn about medieval instruments, see how fabric was made and try on some medieval armour. See the beautiful work of a local quilting group and talk to our stewards about the history of the church.

In the Tithe Barn

Upstairs in the Tithe Barn you will find a range of craftspeople demonstrating traditional crafts such as lacemaking, spinning and calligraphy. You can also view the famous Abergavenny Tapestry and find out more about the history of the site from our interactive exhibition.

In the Learning Space (Tithe Barn)

Come and learn how people treated illnesses during medieval times and make your own plague bag to take home.

In the Vicarage Garden

Come and see a medieval encampment and take part in archery demonstrations by Abergavenny Archery Club.


Outside the Church and in the Courtyard

In front of the church you will find our Tudor Pastimes Workshop where you can discover what life was like for children during Tudor times and explore the toys and games they would have used. In the Courtyard you can see a traditional blacksmith at work.





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Medieval Family Day

Do join us on May 31st for our third Medieval Family Day




– Archer
– Tudor Games
– Medieval food
– Tudor costumes and musical instruments
– Stained glass
– Calligraphy

Something for all the Family


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The TIC is now open in the Tithe Barn



Following discussions with Brecon Beacons National Park, Monmouthshire County Council Council and Abergavenny Town Council we are pleased to give  a home to the Local TIC.

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