Structural Expert Workshop

19apr(apr 19)10:00 am29(apr 29)4:00 pmStructural Expert WorkshopHeritage Skills Expert Structural Workshops

Event Details

Claim a spot on our free workshops to learn the skills to take part in the extensive repair and renovation plans for our beautiful Thirlings (our main mead hall down the ‘village’)!

Thanks to Lottery Players volunteers can learn from visiting specialists Mark and Victor traditional timber frame joinery, using Anglo-Saxon and heritage tools and help:

  • Make raking posts (wooden supporting beams acting like guy lines on a tent)
  • Install a new planked floor
  • Add an internal wall
  • Add a mezzanine level at one end

This is your chance to join our team of enthusiastic volunteers who look after the improvements of our experimental buildings! The workshop will run for two weeks 19th-29th April 2023.

Sessions will be Wednesday – Sunday from 19th – 29th April.

Each day has two sessions
– Morning session: 10:00 am-12:30 pm (max 8 participants)
– Afternoon session: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm (max 8 participants)
Wednesday morning and Thursday afternoon sessions are intended as more relaxed for anyone who needs more time and assistance, but we will strive to meet needs at all the sessions.

To claim your space fill in the form below by Sunday 3rd April 2023, 12:00 noon.

Select ‘Structural Repairs to Thirlings Hall’ and answer the questions such as the days you would like to be considered for and some details so we can get in touch. It takes about 5 minutes. If you want a member of staff to fill it in on your behalf pop in on a Friday 10 am – 1 pm for our Drop-In or get in touch to arrange another time.


You will receive confirmation of when your spot is by Friday 7th April. Only sign up for days you are certain you can attend as spots are limited. If you need to cancel for any reason, please contact us at [email protected].

PLEASE NOTE: Even though these sessions are free, they are offered on the agreement that you will contribute 2 days a month to the project as a volunteer, such as by sharing the skills you learn.

PLEASE NOTE: A minimum age of 16 years is required to attend any of these sessions.


Jarrow Hall Anglo-Saxon Farm, Village and Bede Museum, NE32 3DY



April 19, 2023 10:00 am - April 29, 2023 4:00 pm(GMT+01:00)

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