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Armoury Extravaganza

Join us in celebrations this half-term in recognition of the Museum's ongoing Armoury refurbishment project, due for completion this summer.

See a live knight give armour demonstrations - find out how it was worn and how practical it was to use. Discover the art of making arrowheads, shield bosses and pieces of armour with blacksmith demonstrations. Drop-in to armour and weapon handling sessions and touch a variety of reproductions, from early Greek and Roman swords to modern weapons inspired by fantasy games. Plus, get crafty in our family workshops - create your own shield/helmet and contribute to a banner for the grand horse and young knight parade, which we invite family workshop participants to attend in their hand-made knight attire.

Event timetable

Armour Demonstrations (Front Lawn) 11.00, 13.00 & 15.00

Blacksmith Demonstrations (North Lawn) 11.15, 12.30, 13.30 & 14.30

Armour and Weapon Handling (15 min slots, Seminar Room) 11.00-16.00

Family Workshops (30 min slots, Front Lawn) 11.00 - 12.00 & 12.30 - 16.00

Horse and Young Knight Parade (Front Lawn) 12.00 & 16.00

Wed 29 May 2013 | 11:00 to 16:30