The exhibition uses documentary evidence to explore the seasonal availability of food in 14th century Wakefield - and compares it to what is available now. Looking at food shortages, and their effects on the body, medieval farming, storage and feasting, the exhibition is full of stunning medieval images and exciting objects - even including a reconstruction of the Sandal Castle larder!
In particular, for the first time, the exhibition brings together on display loans of documents including the Wakefield Manor Court Rolls, Graves' Accounts and a beautifully illuminated Book of Hours.
|The 'Summer' section of the exhibition - exploring medieval farming and displaying tools from Sandal Castle|
|The 'Winter' section looks at feasting, and displays a range of medieval tableware from Sandal Castle|
|Medieval documents are 'brought to life' by a pair of talking heads|
|The exhibition displays some beautiful medieval objects|
|Medieval music at the entrance of the exhibition|
|Visitors enjoying the medieval-inspired recipes from Create|
The project includes free talks, workshops and activities. For information of forthcoming events, see the project website.