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Jarrow Hall Launch Day

April 8, 2017 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Jarrow Hall launches with a whole host of exciting activities and events the whole family can enjoy. Say hello to the rare ancient-breed animals of our working Anglo-Saxon demonstration farm; discover the incredible life story of the father of English history and see the stunning Codex Amiatinus in our Bede Museum; explore our grounds and our experimental reconstruction Anglo-Saxon dwellings; enjoy a bite to eat at Hive Coffee Company in the beautiful Jarrow Hall House.

Visitors can also enjoy:

Medieval Herb Garden Tours
Learn about the myths, legends and science of the plants in our medieval herb garden at the rear of Jarrow Hall House.

12:00 and 12:30 / complimentary

Anglo-Saxon Farm Talk
Learn about our unique, rare-breed animals from the farm team.

14:00 / complimentary, general admission applies

Family arts and crafts activities
Make your own friendship bracelets and rune stones – every age can try their hand and get creative.

Complimentary / general admission applies

The Historical Combat Company: Re-enactments and Living History Displays.
The Historical Combat Company Team will also be continuing their restoration work of Thirlings Hall using traditional skills.  The team will also be holding a weapons show and tell, combat demonstrations, Archery and interactive historic crafts, including clay pot making, beadwork bracelets, candle making and traditional cord-making.

General admission applies, tokens required for selected activities

Meet Murphy the Wolfhound
Meet Murphy and his owner as they walk the grounds, learn about the history of these giant rare breed hounds used by the Celts, Romans, and Vikings.

12:30 – 14:30 / general admission applies

Smurf and Marley
Beautiful Shetland ponies on site all weekend for rides around the Anglo-Saxon Village and lots of opportunities to interact.

General admission applies, tokens required

Riverside Falconry
Witness the beauty of these stunning birds of prey with flying displays and photo opportunities.

General admission applies, tokens required for selected activities


Tokens available at the Bede Museum reception.  


April 8, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Jarrow Hall
Church Bank
Jarrow , South Tyneside NE32 3DY


Jarrow Hall