First, we went into the sitting room where we found out about the Tudor family. Mary told us all about how Tudor houses were built and the materials that were used to build it. Selly Manor has a timber frame which has been filled with wattle and daub (this was a mixture of straw, soil and animal poo!). We also found out that the most important part of the Tudor houses were their fireplaces as it provided heat and cooked food. Wooden houses and fires in every room... I think we all know what might have happened to some of these houses!
In the kitchen, Mary told us all about how the Tudors preserved their food and what types of food they would eat.