King John's house - History Re-eactment Workshop

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King John's House, Romsey
King John's House is a small museum in Romsey. The King decreed that a house should be built in 1221, and when the discovery of some very old parts to the house were made in 1927, it was believed to be the same building. But further investigations suggest that this might be a few years later.

It is known that this house was owned by the Abbey at the time of the dissolution, when it was passed on to John Foster in 1539.

The property has been occupied of over 800 years. Starting it's life possibly with Royal connections, and ending in the early twentieth century as part of a densely populated slum, before the adjacent buildings were demolished and it became a museum.
1580 - A Merchant's Home
December 2022
A small event portraying a local merchant and his wife as they start to prepare for the Christmas season. Visitors enjoyed some warm mulled apple juice before coming upstairs to meet the Addoms busy making kissing bows with holly, ivy and bay. Nicholas Addoms was busy trying to sort out his orders before Christmas and discussed cloth finishing amongst other things.
Meet the household
We are a small but nationally based interpretation group, covering Tudor and Stuart domestic life. Founded in 1985, we have been recreating historic families in first person, to give visitors of historic houses an educational and memorable visit.
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We specialise in turning an old house into a home, bringing a Tudor or Stuart family to life, to fully interact with your visitors.
We can also offer a range of variations around the same period, depending on what you have available.
We are always keen for new people to come and join us. As we recreate domestic life, we're open to all. No previous experience or in depth knowledge is required. The 'Workshop' in our title is all about training our members.
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