Sample medieval life during this year's Family Day.
February 16, 2018 - The whole family can experience many aspects of medieval life
at the new Elgin County Heritage Centre, 460 Sunset Drive from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the afternoon on Family Day.
On now is the popular Once Upon A Time exhibit from the Bruce County Museum. Featuring
skillfully crafted models and some interactive opportunities the show is a fascinating
insight into life in the medieval era from the 1300s to the 1500s. The show runs
to April 28th.
On Family Day visitors will also meet experts in the fields of medieval warfare,
brass rubbings and book making. Try on pieces of armour and learn how it was made.
Try making a section of chain mail. The Centre will welcome members of the Essex
Medieval Heritage Society with a display of reproduction armour.
Where did the highly decorative medieval manuscripts come from? Visitors can see
documents of the period including an illuminated page on loan from the Western University
and speak to restoration expert Jennifer Robertson about how it was made.
Visit Talbot's Castle, a special area of the new centre where a 10 foot tall Robert
the Bruce greets visitors. Here you can try your hand at brass rubbings of Robert
or other knights and ladies whose effigies still cover hundreds of tombs in England
dating from medieval times.
Stop into the new Heritage Centre for a visit and get a photo in the stocks.
Elgin County Heritage Centre, 460 Sunset Drive, park behind the county building