Norris Museum hosts medieval wool fair

Norris Museum Easter fun for childrens half term, and Medieval Wool Fair, at St Ives Corn Exchange,

Norris Museum Easter fun for childrens half term, and Medieval Wool Fair, at St Ives Corn Exchange, (l-r) Norris Museum Learning and Outreach Officer Hannah Vandridge, with Kieran, Daisy, and Aaliyah, - Credit: Archant

St Ives Corn Exchange was transformed into a medieval scene on March 29 for the Norris Museum’s Wool Fair.

Norris Museum Easter fun for childrens half term, and Medieval Wool Fair, at St Ives Corn Exchange,

Norris Museum Easter fun for childrens half term, and Medieval Wool Fair, at St Ives Corn Exchange, (l-r) Amelie, from St Ives,with Rampton Spinner Ruth Pugh, - Credit: Archant

Nearly 400 people turned out for the day which saw demonstrations from a medieval spinner, weaver and dyer, and live minstrels were also featured in the re-enactments.

Hannah Vandridge, Learning and Outreach Officer at the museum, said: “We were pleased to see so many people enjoying themselves and joining in with the activities.

“We hope the day really gave people a taste of what St Ives would have been like in medieval times, when it regularly held one of the largest wool fairs in the country.”

Families also enjoyed crafts sessions like puppet-making, making creations like knights, queens and dragons.

Norris Museum Easter fun for childrens half term, and Medieval Wool Fair, at St Ives Corn Exchange,

Norris Museum Easter fun for childrens half term, and Medieval Wool Fair, at St Ives Corn Exchange, spinner Barbara Thomas, from March of Freeman, - Credit: Archant


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