Talks and Activities

As well as our February Half Term events, there will be a series of fascinating talks and other activities taking place as part of the A Winter Skirmish project, through January to March.

 

Talks & Walks

All walks and talks require pre-booking. Call the museum’s Welcome Desk on 01642 527375 to reserve your place or for more information. The walk is £4 and talks are £2 per person, which also covers refreshments.

 

Guided Battlefield Walk around Yarm and Egglescliffe

Thursday 1 February, 10am – £4 per person

Starting from Egglescliffe Church

Join us on the actual 375th anniversary of the Battle of Yarm (1 February 1643) for a look at the sites and places of the period. This includes Egglescliffe Church, green and hall, and the Medieval Yarm Bridge.

Led by Robin Daniels of Tees Archaeology and Phil Philo of the Battlefields Trust.

Pre-booking is required. Maximum number: 20

(The walk will start at Egglescliffe Church. It is all on paths, but there will be some steep parts, so we recommend stout footwear.)

 

Illustrated Talk: The English Civil War in the North – £2 per person

Tuesday 6 February, 10am

Music Room, Preston Park Museum

Geoffrey Carter of the Battlefields Trust tells the story of the Civil War in the North, putting the Battle of Yarm into context.

Pre-booking is required. Maximum number: 70

 

Illustrated Talk: “A great convoy of much arms and ammunition”, The Battle of Yarm – £2 per person

Tuesday 20 February, 10am

Music Room, Preston Park Museum

Battlefields Trust member Phil Philo tells the story of the Battle of Yarm.

Pre-booking is required. Maximum number: 70

 

Illustrated Talk: Spence’s Arms & Armour: With special attention to the English Civil War – £2 per person

Tuesday 6 March, 10am

Music Room, Preston Park Museum

Christopher Young, Preston Park Museum Collections Access Assistant, talks about the fascinating range of weapons and armour in the museum’s outstanding Spence Collection; with a particular focus on the items relating to the English Civil War.

Pre-booking is required. Maximum number: 70

Image courtesy of the Newcastle Garrison Living History Group.

 

 

Activities

Confirmed activities include…

 

Evancliffe Leathercraft Demonstration

Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 January

Watch our experienced leatherworker as he creates a replica musketeer bandolier, as used by all sides throughout the Civil War.

A Civil War-era musketeer wearing a bandolier, which held the containers for his musket’s gunpowder. Image courtesy of the Battlefields Trust.