Tuesday 4 November 2014

The Elizabethan House Museum

Whilst we were away in Norfolk during the recent half term break, we had the pleasure of visiting four National Trust properties; all of them were very different, but equally fascinating.

We first visited the Elizabethan House Museum which is located near to the quayside in great Yarmouth. I was a little unsure what to expect as I've never been to a National Trust property that isn't a big state home set in lots of grounds. The Elizabethan house museum however did not disappoint at all.

The house is set up as it would be during Elizabethan times, and most items on show where available for children to touch and interact with, which added to the girl's experience.

Once inside the kitchen and laundry area of the house, children and adults are encouraged to dress up in traditional Elizabethan clothes; Ruby and Lottie did not hesitate to get stuck in.

I really think they suited the girls, what do you think?

My mum, who is a big kid at heart, also dressed up too! 

Upstairs in the house is a traditional bedroom and more dressing up clothes for adults. My sister, with the help of my mum, tried on a traditional Elizabethan dress; it looked really lovely on.

She tried to get her boyfriend to try an outfit on, and after quite a lot of convincing he got involved too; I don't think he was very impressed!. 

Also upstairs is a room full of traditional toys; Ruby and Lottie spent a lot of time playing with the toys and having lots of fun. 

I would highly recommend the Elizabethan house museum as there is lots to do and see for both children and adults.