Visitors to the Cromwell Museum in Huntingdon will be able to learn about life during the Civil War at a special family-friendly activities weekend.

Youngsters will be able to try on replica clothing, find out about 17th Century food and cures, make their own helmet and learn some pike drill - with the reward of a replica Cromwellian coin - at the Recruits Required event on September 1-2.

The weekend, part of a regular programme of events at the museum, also features costumed re-enactors.

Stuart Orme, curator of the Cromwell Museum said: “It's coming to the end of the summer holidays, but that doesn't mean that there is still plenty to do for families with this great weekend event. It's a fun and hands-on way of finding out what life might have been like 350 years ago, during the time of Oliver Cromwell.”

The event runs from 11am until 3pm on both days, with a small charge of £3 per child. More information is at www.cromwellmuseum.com and 01480 708008 during opening hours.