London's Burning

Aston Hall

  • Capacity: 30 pupils
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Cost (per pupil): £5.00
Book Session

Explore the story of the Great Fire of London in a historic setting.

In this interactive session, we’ll discuss how the fire started by looking at bread ovens in the kitchen and discover why the flames spread so quickly and how they were eventually put out.

Pupils will dress up as key figures, including Thomas Farriner and King Charles II, and explore a bedroom like the one Samuel Pepys slept in. They’ll also learn 17th-century fire-fighting methods, trying their hands at lifting the heavy fire hook and passing a leather fire bucket along a line.

(School visits to Aston Hall are available Tuesday - Friday.)

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