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A beautiful Tudor building, which although incomplete, was planned to be the sumptuous palace of Henry VIII's Lord Privy Seal - Henry 1st Lord Marney. Magnificent Tudor architecture makes this a good place for teaching outside the classroom. History is the obvious topic covered, but it has interesting aspects of geography, biology, art, art history, design and engineering. Teacher's pack, inside base, picnic and play area.
Tudor Days with professional costumed teaching staff. The class can learn about food, medicine, plants, armour, dancing and games, daily life and religion, as well as a tour of the tower. Technology Days (run in conjunction with members of Essex University) happen in the summer months, where the class will design and make a machine. In the past solar ovens, water mills and egg transport have been made. There are (modest) prizes for the best made, best design and the highest achieving machine.
OPENING TIMES: Schools are welcome at any time by arrangement.
SUGGESTED LENGTH OF VISIT: 4 hours (1000-1400).
EDUCATIONAL VISIT FACILITIES:
Free preliminary visit for teacher, teacher and pupil resource packs, qualified schools guide/specialised education officer on hand, classroom/study area, welcome talk and demonstrations available, guided tours, indoor eating area available, outdoor eating area available, languages spoken (French).
Please contact for details.
Layer Marney, Colchester, Essex, CO5 9US
Map reference: TL 928174 Lat: 51.82194 Long: 0.79613
Parking : free
Nearest station : 6 miles (9.7 kms) from Kelvedon station
No photography inside the house. Suitable for functions. Park & woodland for sports, corporate events, open air concerts, team building, balloon festivals & helicopter landing. Film location. Suitablity for the Disabled: Partial. WC. Refreshments/Cafe/Tearoom: Licensed. Restaurant: Licensed. Guided Tours: By arrangement - about 1Â½ hrs. Parking: Cars & Coaches ample. Suitability for Dogs: Guide dogs only. Accommodation: Glamping. Civil Wedding License: Wedding ceremonies & receptions.
|Sun 26, Mon 27 May 2013||Medieval Siege Society|
|Sun 2 Jun 2013||Pirate Quest!|
|Sun 2 Jun 2013||Village Fete|
|Sun 16 Jun 2013||Classic Car Day|
|Sun 23 Jun 2013||Pirate Quest!|
|Sun 7 Jul 2013||Tree Trail|
|Sun 21 Jul 2013||From Classical to Romantic|
|Sun 4 Aug 2013||Farm Day|
|Wed 21 Aug 2013||Terrific Tudor Tour|
|Sun 25, Mon 26 Aug 2013||Made in Essex|
|Sun 1 Sep 2013||Lets go fly a kite|
|Sun 15 Sep 2013||Cross Country|
|Sun 22 Sep 2013||Autumn Adventure|
|Sun 29 Sep 2013||Charity Day|
|Thu 31 Oct 2013||Lantern Tour|
|Wed 18, Thu 19 Dec 2013||Christmas at Layer Marney Tower|