Blog: Courses

Mediaeval Castles & Great Houses

      A 2 session course...12 hours for £48, concessions available. James Wright is back with us again, following his very popular course on Historic Graffiti. Using architectural history, buildings archaeology, art history and landscape studies the purposes, status and developments of mediaeval castles are scrutinised in depth. Drawing on practical experience of fieldwork…
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Historic Graffiti

    6 hours for £18, concessions available. Free to new learners. "Look closely in the light of a torch at the walls of our historic buildings, trees, caves and rockfaces and you will see a world of graffiti left that illuminates the psychology of our ancestors. The study of historic graffiti enables us to…
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Landscape Archaeology: techniques and practice

      A 3 session course...16 hours for £48, concessions available. Join tutors, Jim Snee from Layers of History, and Lydia Hendry, Community Archaeologist, and explore how to use the landscape to understand the history it hides. This will be fascinating for anyone who likes to get out in the Lincolnshire countryside and wants…
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Decoding Church Architecture

Learn how to read a church with Dr Matthew Godfrey, Historic Churches Officer at the Diocese of Lincoln. Lincolnshire has an impressive number of churches which a rich architectural history and this course will help you to identify periods of ecclesiastical architecture and piece together their rich history. This course is free to new learners…
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A practical introduction to Lime

* Dress for practical work. Join us at the Heritage Skills Centre and learn why we use lime mortars, the variety that can be used and get to experience creating your own mixes, pointing and a little lime plastering. This course is free to new learners or £18, concessions available. Tea, coffee & biscuits provided.…
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Have a Go Bookbinding

Join us, at the Heritage Skills Centre in Lincoln Castle, and learn a new skill. Over the course of the day you'll get a whirlwind introduction to traditional hand bookbinding, creating a number of small books in a variety of styles. This course is free to new learners or £18, concessions available. Tea, coffee &…
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Celebrating Stamford

This summer Heritage Lincolnshire is helping to celebrate 50 years since Stamford was designated as the first conservation area in the country, back in 1967. We'll be bringing three of our most popular courses to the town's Arts Centre. How to Find the History on Your Doorstep Architectural History of Lincolnshire Conserving Historic Stonework: a…
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Discover Willow Weaving

A three session course from 2:00-5:30 pm on Tuesday 29th November and continuing on 6th and 13th December at the Heritage Skill Centre, Lincoln Castle, Castle Hill, Lincoln LN1 3AA. On this short course you'll learn the core techniques used in willow working as well as the specific skills needed to create your willow object. This course is aimed at those who…
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Understanding Historic Buildings Construction

A one session course FREE to new learners from 9:30am-4:30pm on Wednesday 19th October at the Heritage Skill Centre, Lincoln Castle, Castle Hill, Lincoln LN1 3AA. Join Kathryn Banfield the manager of Heritage Skills Centre to discover how the historic buildings of Lincolnshire were built. From the ground up this course will introduce the range of traditional skills involved in the construction…
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