Medieval Mayhem in May!
On Sunday 5 May The Weaver’s House came alive as special guests and visitors filled the house and garden. Locally based reenactor group Coventry Militia brought expertise, costumes and weaponry for an authentic historical experience.
Visitors were able to find out about many aspects of medieval life and specific information about the role Coventry played during this period. Plus, there was of course the chance to see some exciting medieval action! And though we may say it ourselves, it was a lot easier to see what was going on than in the Battle of Winterfell.
Our knowledgeable volunteers were kept busy with a stream of visitors enjoying the regular tours of the house, we squeezed in as many people as possible.
The day prompted some fantastic reviews:
“A very informative couple of hours, very interesting talk with the wool spinning ladies and our guide around the Weaver’s cottage was brilliant.”
“Excellent guides really bring the place to life. A hidden gem.”
All in all, the day was a huge success with over 180 visitors enjoying history, reenaction and of course our homemade cakes. We’re very much hoping to invite Coventry Militia back for a future event.
In the meantime, our next Open Day is on Saturday 15 June, when the focus will be on Medieval Meals. As usual, admission will be free, and we’ll be open from 11am until 4pm, with refreshments available.