Welcome to Discover History
Winner of the Worcestershire Education Awards 2023
Discover History was established in 2003 by Paul & Helen Harding. Both are professional historical performers that like to concentrate on providing historical accuracy and authenticity through demonstrating the personal lives of how our ancestors lived, worked and enjoyed their pastimes. From the brave & adventurous right down to the unfortunate, we tell the story of them all. Regular clients range from English Heritage to the BBC.
Covering over a million years of history
We offer an interactive and hands-on experience suitable to all ages and abilities. From Stone Age hunter gatherers to tales of the Moon landing, we cover it all.
What we can do for you
We have a range of services that we can offer you all year round. From living history displays for visitor attractions, to guided tours & story telling,. From a wide variety of school workshops, specialist lectures for groups and reminiscence sessions, to media work and consultancy. We are flexible to all clients regarding their venue and needs. But it need not stop there! If you have an idea, please ask, it may well be possible!
We aim to be entertaining & accurate in our interpretations & continuously research the periods and characters we portray. All the objects we use are based on archaeological finds & other evidence from primary sources to give as real an experience of the past.
"I have known and worked with Paul and Helen of Discover History for over 10 years and in all that time I have found them to be creative, reliable and very professional. Their services are clearly differentiated for the audience they are dealing with and above all, they are always full of fun and memorable moments! I would not hesitate in recommending their services to schools, community groups, museums and heritage attractions and in an advisory capacity too as their knowledge and passion for history is infectious!"
Learning, Volunteering & Partnerships Manager