Anglo-Saxon history to be brought to life at Sussex museum

Date Posted: 28/09/2015

A new Anglo-Saxon Hall House will open at the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum for students studying history early next summer.

The construction team has used traditional techniques from the time period to build the house and had to forgo saws to instead split and shape timber using axes.

When the building opens, pupils will be able to use the facility to learn about elements of everyday life from Anglo Saxon times, learning all about food, health, medicine, farming and clothing.

Meanwhile, students are encouraged to visit the museum to see the rolling project in process.

Lucy Hockley, the museum schools services and special projects manager explained that the Saxon Hall House will enable school parties in particular to study an earlier period of building and social history.

All visits are suitable for History Key Stages 1 and 2.

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