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FAMILIES will be able to travel back through the centuries and experience what life would have been like in the North East for their medieval ancestors.

On Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 June, Bede’s World, Jarrow, will be in the Company of the Wolf – as a professional company of re-enactors brings a 15th century military training camp to life.

Over the two day event, the museum’s demonstration Anglo Saxon farm will provide the backdrop for an authentic tournament, along with a range of demonstrations of skills which would have been typical of the period.

These will include working with green, or young, wood; blacksmithing and leather working and there will also be the chance for visitors to taste dishes made to authentic medieval recipes.

The event is part of the Treasures of South Tyneside 2015 programme; a joint initiative between South Tyneside Council, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums and Bede’s World, which runs from May until September.

Along with interactive events, such as the Company of the Wolf, the Treasures programme includes displays and exhibitions and the chance to see some of the region’s greatest historical treasures.

Bede’s World is open between 10am and 5pm on each day and entry costs £5.50 for adults, £3.50 concessions and £13.50 for a family ticket for two adults and up to three children.

Entry is free for children under five and carers of disabled visitors. For further details visit