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A trip into the medieval at the Tolhouse

PUBLISHED: 16:32 10 June 2010 | UPDATED: 17:59 30 June 2010

THERE is no better way to find out about medieval life than by wearing the armour, doing the dances and illuminating your own manuscripts.

That is the premise for a living history day at Great Yarmouth's oldest civic building the Tolhouse, tomorrow.

THERE is no better way to find out about medieval life than by wearing the armour, doing the dances and illuminating your own manuscripts.

That is the premise for a living history day at Great Yarmouth's oldest civic building the Tolhouse on Friday.

Visitors can mingle with costumed performers, handle some real medieval objects, enjoy story-telling and talks and find out the truth about crime and punishment in a fun way.

Organiser Jonathan Tooke said: “It is about trying to make the Tolhouse more accessible and doing some different things that are more family focussed and diverse beyond the crime and punishment theme. It should be great fun.”

The Tolhouse, built in around 1215 - bang in the middle of the medieval period - started life as a merchant's house but was given to the borough and used as a court house for a long time.

Events run between noon and 4pm. Adult £3.50, young person £1.90, adult in family group £2.80, concs £2.90.

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