Come and see Peterborough's famous Longthorpe Tower brought to life on 29 and 30 April by The Medieval Sokemen Living History Group, who will be bringing their costumes, props and expert knowledge of this historical period to the Tower to delight and inspire visitors of all ages and levels of interest.

Not only will you experience the stunning medieval wall paintings that Longthorpe Tower is famous for, but you will get a flavour of life as it would have been in the 15th century, when the manor house was occupied by the Whittlebury Family.

Experienced costumed interpreters will share the remarkable story of the house and its décor and explain about daily life in the 1400s. Discover the food, clothing, medicine, arms and armour and meet costumed characters such as the Lady of the Manor, a monk, a barber-surgeon and soldiers. An artist will be demonstrating medieval painting techniques and period food and spices will be on display to help create a real snapshot of daily life during this period.

90 minute tours will be running throughout the weekend from 10am to 4.30pm. 
This will be the first of our special Tower events scheduled to take place this year. To find out more about future events, please click the links below.

Immersive History Event: Dressing for Court - Saturday 17 June

Immersive History Event: Dressing for Battle - Saturday 16 September

A Medieval Christmas Living History Re-Enactment Weekend – 25 and 26 November