Travel back to medieval times at Bede’s World

Families can travel back in time at Bede's World to experience what life would have been like in the North East for their medieval ancestors.
Families can travel back in time at Bede's World to experience what life would have been like in the North East for their medieval ancestors.

Families are being offered the chance to travel back through history at a South Tyneside museum to experience life in medieval times.

Bede’s World in Jarrow is aiming to show visitors what life in the North East would have been like for their ancestors living in that time.

The event, on Saturday and Sunday, will see re-enactors Company of the Wolf bring a 15th Century training camp to life at the museum, in Church Bank, Jarrow.

Across the two-day event, the museum’s Anglo Saxon farm will provide the backdrop for an authentic tournament, along with a range of demonstrations of skills which would have been typical of the period.

These will include working with wood, blacksmithing and leather working and there will also be the chance for visitors to taste dishes made to authentic medieval recipes.

The event is part of the Treasures of South Tyneside 2015 programme, a joint initiative between South Tyneside Council, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums and Bede’s World, which runs from now until September.

Along with interactive events, such as the Company of the Wolf, the Treasures programme includes displays and exhibitions and the chance to see some of the region’s greatest historical treasures up close and personal.

Bede’s World is open between 10am and 5pm on both days and entry costs £5.50 for adults, £3.50 for concessions and £13.50 for a family ticket, which admits two adults and up to three children.

Entry is free for children under five and carers of disabled visitors.

For more information about the event, go to www.bedesworld.co.uk