Festive Tudor Birds of Prey Day – 29/12/18


Last Live Animal Event of 2018  – John Moore Museum

Organiser John Moore Museum
Date Saturday 29th December 2018
Time 10am to 1pm & 2pm to 5pm
Venue John Moore Museum, 41 Church Street, Tewkesbury, GL20 5SN
Details Hunting with hawks was a sport enjoyed in Tudor times.  Nobles, including Kings and Queens, usually employed a falconer, who trained the hawk to fly from its master’s gloved hand.  With tiny bells tied to its legs, the hawk was released to chase birds on the wing and taught to return with its prey.

Henry VIII was a keen falconer and Anne Boleyn chose the falcon as her symbol.  The falcon signifies someone who is hot or eager in the pursuit of an object much desired and is often found on the coats of arms of kings and nobles.

During the festive period you can learn how important birds of prey were to the Tudors, as a costumed falconer from J.R.C.S Falconry will be at the museum to tell you all about these amazing creatures and answer your questions.

Plus you’ll meet a Kestrel, a Buzzard, a Peregrine Falcon, a Barn Owl and an Eagle Owl.

Four sessions to choose from

10.00am to 11.15am
11.45am to 1pm
2pm to 3.15pm
3.45pm to 5pm

Admission
Adult: £6.00, Seniors & Students £4.50, Children £2.00
(Tickets include admission to the John Moore Museum, the Merchant’s House & the Old Baptist Chapel)

Notes for editors Contact: Simon Lawton (Curator)
E-Mail: curator@johnmooremuseum.org
Website: www.johnmooremuseum.org
Telephone: 01684 297174

 

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