Presenting an enjoyable and participative approach to history. History Up Close brings the past out of books into a hands-on experience.
Formed in 2000 AD, History Up Close
consists of several dedicated living-historians, collectively having some 21 years experience in the areas of blacksmithing, costuming, music, dance,
swordplay, arms and armour, wood working, maritime history,
food and cooking.
We bring all this and our enthusiasm to share an interactive and educational approach to history, whether it be at
schools, libraries, public events or functions.
See our photos
of school displays or go straight
to our incursion
packages for more information.
We have a range of activities to help you reinforce
teaching or as a tool to introduce a new area of learning to your
students, from ancient societies through to medieval, primary through to
Our activities are designed to assist you with VELS.
The activities focus on the
history aspect of the humanities domain while making connections across
the curriculum into dimensions of other domains.
From supplying a colourful historical backdrop through to characters who
will interact with your audience and beyond. Music or swordplay can be
provided in many historical periods, from gladiators, to pirates or
knights competing in tournament style combat.