On a very bitterly cold, snowy Monday, 19th March, Year 4 visited the Avoncroft Museum as part of their Buildings Topic.
Avoncroft Museum was opened to the public following the rescue and reconstruction of a Medieval Town House from Bromsgrove town centre. Avoncroft’s priority is to retain historic buildings in their original location. Over five decades, Avoncroft Museum has continued to rescue structures where this had not been achievable. The Museum now displays and cares for over 30 historic buildings and structures.
Some of the buildings they looked at were: a Prefab Church, Toll house, Anderson Shelter, Privy and Hill End Cottage as well as seeing examples of wattle and daub and herb/medicinal gardens.
They took part in a Construction workshop where the activities include wattle and daub, and hand-making bricks which children the took back to school!