BOSSES at Avoncroft are seeking a couple to literally spend ‘a night at the museum’ to help the venue kick-off its 50th anniversary celebrations.
Two people will be able to reside in the 400-year-old Merchant’s House from Saturday (July 7) to Sunday (July 8), experiencing everyday life in Tudor times.
The chosen couple will take part in all aspects of Tudor life - from dressing in the costume from the era, eating authentic Tudor food and undertaking household chores to trying Tudor recreational activities, such as archery and cloth dying.
Avoncroft Museum director Simon Carter said the opportunity to turn back the clock hundreds of years was a chance of a lifetime.
Including an overnight stay, the winning pair will be invited to spend two days at the museum, which rescues and preserves historic buildings and structures from around the West Midlands (Saturday, 7 July and Sunday, 8 July 2012), living and experiencing the life of a Tudor.
Lived in for over 400 years, The Merchant’s House was the first building saved by Avoncroft back in 1962 and a coin discovered in one of its beams suggests it dates back to 1450.