Smallhythe Place in pictures

Smallhythe Place in pictures

The kids have been exploring all things Victorian, so we squeezed in a visit to Smallhythe Place NT today, the Mediaeval home of one of the most famous Victorian actresses, Ellen Terry.  As they navigated the ancient house, which creaked and listed like a venerable tall ship, they learned about the world of Victorian theatre and higher class living to that which they had seen before.  I’m aware my posts are often overly verbose, so here’s our visit in pictures.  Watch the video with the sound on – a passing vehicle makes for a funny accompanying sound effect:

Victorian writing desks and dressing table
Victorian writing desks and dressing table
Ellen Terry's bust watches ghostly Ollie
Ellen Terry’s bust watches ghostly Ollie
The dressing room
The dressing room
Lady Macbeth costume covered in iridescent beetle wings
Lady Macbeth costume covered in iridescent beetle wings
Tea break time
Tea break time
Well well well
Well well well
The first show of the day
The first show of the day

 

 

 

8 Comments

  • Beshlie-Ann Carver-Carpenter

    14th May 2017 at 10:38 pm Reply

    It’s lovely there!!😊

    • admin

      15th May 2017 at 3:43 pm Reply

      First time we’ve been, so glad we did 🙂

  • Elaine Livingstone

    15th May 2017 at 3:08 pm Reply

    such beautiful ornate furniture. was there any water in the well? they make for great reflective pictures if there was. #countrykids

    • admin

      15th May 2017 at 3:42 pm Reply

      There was water, what a great idea. Thanks for commenting 🙂

  • Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love)

    17th May 2017 at 1:17 pm Reply

    Lovely photos from your day out. Smallhythe Place looks like an interesting place to visit. I love the Lady Macbeth costume. I’ve never heard of Ellen Terry – off to find out more about her now! #countrykids

    • admin

      28th May 2017 at 8:13 pm Reply

      I hadn’t heard of her either – apparently she was really unusual because at a time when actresses had a dodgy reputation she was socialising with royalty. Thanks for commenting 🙂

  • Fiona Cambouropoulos

    17th May 2017 at 4:22 pm Reply

    What a wonderful way to cement learning in the classroom. I always think a practical visit is worth a week of studying from a book. Looks a lovely day for your visit, and yes the video sounds did make me smile, not so olden day! l do love the old china, much nicer than mugs.

    Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids

    • admin

      28th May 2017 at 8:11 pm Reply

      We definitely have a bias towards experiential learning, although this may tip more the other way as the boys get older 🙂 Thanks for commenting xxx

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