Learning Experiences at Abergavenny Museum and Castle for Foundation Phase

Abergavenny Museum and Castle offers rich learning experiences that enable you and your class to explore the local history of the area.

From the fearsome feuds between the Normans and the native Welsh, to Owain Glyndwr’s fight for Welsh independence, Abergavenny Castle offers the perfect venue to explore many aspects of life in medieval Wales.

Put your problem-solving skills to the test in our Attack and Defend workshop as your class explores the tools and techniques of medieval warfare.

Discover the rules of medieval dining and make food fit for a Lord in our Fabulous Feasting workshop as your pupils help the castle servants prepare a feast and entertainment for the Lord of Abergavenny.

Check out our Fabulous Feasting and Attack and Defend workshops

Jumping forward in time, discover what life was life for people in rural Monmouthshire in the 19th century with our Home and Hearth workshop. Explore our Welsh kitchen, try your hand at rural crafts even do the washing!

Click here for details of our Home and Hearth workshop

Why not make a day of it?

Combine history with nature! ‘Pick and mix’ from the above menu and our exciting range of environmental learning workshops based at Abergavenny Castle Meadows.

Click here to view our workshop booking information for teachers

Please contact the learning team on 01600 710630 or email karinmolson@monmouthshire.gov.uk or helenhenley@monmouthshire.gov.uk