Neolithic Long House
This year we are launching a major new building project at La Hougue Bie - a Neolithic Long House.
It’s a building project with a difference, using flint tools, ancient techniques and stone age materials. The Long House will help tell the story of our ancestors and show how they lived. Once finished, the Long House will be used by school groups and living history, giving a truly interactive experience to our visitors.
You can help us to build this Neolithic Long House in two ways
Help us purchase the materials we need - Oak for construction and structure, hazel and clay for the walls.
Get a group together to help us on site. Be part of the structural group, lifting the beams into place using winches or come and get muddy daubing the walls with clay.
Early years (up to the age of eight) engagement through ‘play’ is fundamental to the experience of our young visitors to Hamptonne Country Life Museum. Our existing play equipment is very outdated and we want to create a new adventure playground to help entertain and engage children during their visit. The adventure playground will encourage and inspire youngsters to both enjoy interacting with and learning about the natural environment. We are fundraising to help bring this idea to life and need to raise £22,000 to regenerate this area at Hamptonne.
Playing Dress Up
Children love to dress up and play. At Mont Orgueil we want to help bring their medieval castle experience alive by encouraging them to dress up as Princes, Knights and Princesses. Our costumes are now three years old and have become very tatty through massive use. We want to replace them and buy new wooden swords, shields and headdresses. We would also like to explain the uses and types of armour and clothing from the period by creating life-size figures onto which their components can arranged in the right or wrong way, as means of learning. You can help us to create a medieval world for children by helping us buy these items at a cost of up to £5,000.
Make a donation online or download the donation form here.