We aim to encourage and promote an appreciation and understanding of heritage .
We practice traditional skills and building as well as of early crafts, arts, and technology so that this knowledge might not be lost but preserved.
We provide heritage project management, inception, design and coordination to the third sector and work with communities and volunteers in archaeology and cultural heritage.
In the process, as wide a range of people as possible are involved in our projects – from local communities and schools to national and international members, whether as visitors or as practical volunteers.
Central to our activities is re-enactment - defined as "any presentation or other event held for the purpose of re-enacting an event from the past or of illustrating conduct from a particular time or period in the past".
Through interactive historical demonstration and a combination of authentic costumes, original and reproduction artefacts, items and equipment, we bring the experience of history to life. As costumed interpretation to a live audience or contributors to multimedia projects , to camera appearances and education days we share a passion for the past.
Whether presenting an educational demonstration to schools, creating a heritage event for a historic site, museum, community history celebration or fair History Matters provides a complete service that is tailored to the clients needs.
The past should be explored not only through destruction (excavation) but also through creation (experiments and experiences)
Julia Heeb EXARC
This project has received funding through the Rural Development Plan for Wales 2007-2013 which is funded by the Welsh Assembly Government
and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.
Powys Festivals and Events Fund Project 2009 -2011
Live and Learn History Volunteers Project 2011 -2013
Civic Initiatives (Heritage) Grant Scheme 2011 for TY Mawr medieval hall
Member of EXARC the ICOM Affiliated Organisation representing archaeological open-air museums and experimental archaeology.