Darent History Takeaway
The Trust is creating an outreach programme for local school and libraries providing resources and speakers to support improved understanding of the heritage of the Darent Valley. Sections of the Otford Heritage Collection will be curated as stand-alone collections and made available on loan to schools and libraries in the Darent Valley and the neighbouring areas, with particular attention to the London Boroughs that would derive the most benefit for these resources. The materials on the Otford Palace website (particularly the forthcoming museum catalogue) will be a key part of this resource. They will be supported by printed materials and speakers drawn from the Trust’s volunteers.
If your schools wants to join the Darent History Takeaway scheme, please contact the Trust secretary firstname.lastname@example.org
We have a number of resources – images and videos – that will tell you more about the Palace.
- A short video produced by Barbara Derby and narrated by Rod Shelton shows the Palace as it was in Tudor Times
- A walk around Otford Palace: Part I: Introduction | Part II: The approach | Part III: Palace Field | Part IV: The North-West Tower | Part V: The Moated Manor | Part VI: Recent History
- A set of drone images taken in August 2018 show the buildings of the North Range as they are today.
- A video sequence of the Palace from the air
- 3D model of the interior of the North-West Tower (This model can be manipulated using your mouse. Remember that you are looking at the interior of the Tower!)
And a series of short videos telling stories about the Palace and the objects in the Heritage Collection:
A Young person’s reminiscence is an imaginary account of William Carter and how he became Head Groom at the Palace of Otford in 1520.
Otford Palace 1926-2026 is, as its title implies, an essay on the recent history of the Palace and a look into the future.
Make your own model of the Palace. A model of the North Range to cut out and assemble