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Understanding Agincourt Activities 2016

Friday 19 February to Saturday 20 February 2016
10.30am - 3.00pm

Agincourt 600

2015 marked the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt and the Museum is holding this special two-day event to increase understanding of this this legendary battle for Henry V’s Army.

Visitors to the Museum can take part in a range of historic activities linked to the battle, including trying archery, and short talks will be given about how the sport was used as a weapon of war. Hear about how people were recruited and trained for battle, the conditions they would have fought in and the importance of working as a team.

Also find out about:

  • medicine and the treatment of wounds
  • the role of horses during the battle
  • stories from objects relating to this period of history
  • coats of arms and create one for your family
  • the skills needed to make stakes and other woodland skills

Displays and activities around the Museum’s site will challenge what people think they know about the Battle of Agincourt and encourage people of all ages to consider where these ideas originated, how ideas in history are used at later times and why the battle has been presented in certain ways at certain times in history.

Join a free talk

At 2pm on Saturday 20th, Professor Anne Curry and Dr Craig Lambert, experts from Southampton University, will give a free talk on two elements of the battle. This will include time for questions at the end, plus tea and cake. Spaces are limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis.

The Museum’s ‘Understanding Agincourt’ activities will take place on Friday 19th February and Saturday 20th February 2016.  Regular admission pricing applies and all activities will be free of charge.

The Museum’s café kiosk will be open, plus there are indoor and outdoor picnic areas. Dogs on short leads are welcome and there is ample free parking. Activities run 10.30am – 3.00pm. The Museum is open from 10.30am – 4.00pm.

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