Programme
Schools
Kindergarten
Birthday party
Adults
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Birthday Party on Brake Castle

 

 

The children should be at least 5 years old. The group should comprise between 5 and 14 children.

   

 

Treasure hunt

This involves a circular tour, some of it in costume, round the castle, in the course of which exciting things, strange things and finally treasures are found. The teacher should previously hand in the “treasure” at the museum entrance.

Supervision: a member of the museum educational staff

Price: 33 € plus 2 € entrance fee per child

Duration: 1–1.5 hours
   

 

On dogs, birds and monsters – animals in Brake Castle

The pupils embark on a discovery trip and find familiar and unknown animals on paintings and furniture. If desired, Brako, the hunting dog (= hand-puppet) of the Renaissance Count Simon VI, will also make an appearance and explain the meaning and history of the animals depicted. After this the pupils make a fabulous creature in the shape of a paper collage, which is then integrated in a game of dice.

Supervision: a member of the museum educational staff

Price: 10 Euros per child, birthday children free

Duration: 2 hours
   

 

On knights and castles

Castle walls, suits of armour and weapons mark the stages in a knight’s training, but he also has to prove his value at a Renaissance table. If the squire also knows something about how coats of arms originated and what they mean, there is nothing to stop him from then being knighted. After this the pupils get dressed up as knights and ladies-in-waiting. Finally, there is a large display tournament.

Supervision: a member of the museum educational staff

Price: 10 Euros per child, birthday children free

Duration: 2 hours

   

 

Celebrating like a Prince at Brake Castle

For 6 years and above

Oh, to be a prince or princess for once in your life! To experience how people used to have parties at court, to slip into a magnificent costume, to play at dining at a courtly banquet, to dance to Renaissance music ....

Supervision: a member of the museum educational staff

Price: 10 Euros per child, birthday children free

Duration: ca 2 hours
   

 

In perspective. The secret of the third dimension

For 10-year-olds

Using paintings, two-dimensional ways of expressing the three-dimensional space are shown, including aerial and colour perspective, the perspective of meaning and geometrical perspective. The computer simulation of a building seen from a geometrical perspective demonstrates how the topic can be understood in modern terms. Using copies of Dürer’s drawing device simple three-dimensional geometric bodies can drawn in correct perspective.

Supervision: one or two members of the museum educational staff

Price: 10 Euros per child, birthday children free

Duration: 1.5–2 hours
   

 

 

From alchemy to chemistry. Making gold

For 10-year-olds

In the alchemist’s kitchen and in the museum’s own chemistry laboratory the students learn more about the aims and accomplishments of the natural sciences in the Renaissance. They are also paced through simple series of experiments, thus experiencing how to experiment on their own. Each school class is split into two. One half gathers information about the meaning of gold, the philosopher’s stone and the alchemists at the princely courts, while the other half makes gold in the museum’s laboratory, i. e. copper discs are galvanised and then alloyed with brass. At half-time the groups swap over. The children can take the "gold coins" with them.

Supervision: two members of the museum educational staff

Price: 10 Euros per child, birthday children free

Duration: 1.5–2 hours