May Half Term at Jarrow Hall

Join us here at Jarrow Hall this May Bank Holiday and Half Term as we explore the theme of Colour in the Anglo-Saxon World.

Far from being the “Dark Ages”, Early Medieval times were a Golden Age in Northumbria and Jarrow was a centre of learning, bringing ideas and technology from around the known world!

Learning about ancient coloured glass inside the Bede Museum at Jarrow Hall

Learning about ancient coloured glass inside the Bede Museum at Jarrow Hall

Dyed yarn drying in the sun

Regia Anglorum – St. Cuthbert’s Land

Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th May

Regia Anglorum group, St. Cuthbert’s Land, will be joining us in our Anglo Saxon Village at Jarrow Hall. As part of our Colour In the Anglo Saxon world theme, they will be demonstrating textile dying, amongst other things! Book your timed slot HERE

Curious Collections

Monday 31st May

Curious Collections: Join us in the museum as we take a closer look at our Glass collection, including the largest collection of Anglo-Saxon coloured window glass in Europe! Learn about archaeology and how we can reconstruct the past using what has been left behind. Did you know the Anglo-Saxons reused quite a lot of natural materials? Find out how the Anglo-Saxons would have used and reused glass and see some pieces of medieval glass up close with our Collections and Engagement Coordinator. Book your timed slot HERE

The Monastery Window – Paid Craft Activity

Monday 31st May

Thursday 3rd June

When you book your entrance tickets, add this extra pre-packed craft-activity to create your own Monastery Window, inspired by our collection! At £5 each, your kit will include everything you need to make your window here, supported by our team, or at home. Book your timed slot HERE

Create your own colourful Codex – FREE art activity

Thursday 3rd June

Friday 4th June

Our replica Codex shows some of the amazing colours the Anglo-Saxons could produce for their manuscripts here at Jarrow. After seeing it in our Museum, be inspired to make your own mini version, supported by our team.

Book your timed slot HERE

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