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Experience a 15th century encampment, 21-22 May

By 19 May 2016January 13th, 2021No Comments

Come and visit a small 15th century military encampment at the Museum on the weekend of 21-22 May.

If a mini tournament had come to town what would you have seen? Come and see!

There will be displays of crafts and practical skill demonstrations in the morning, along with an archery display.

In the afternoon you can see how a knight prepared and the different pieces of armour they would have worn, followed by a small knights’ tournament. This tournament would have been a peace time sport for the knights.

Outline Timetable:

  • 10:30am-12:30pm Crafts and skills demonstrations with music
  • 11.00am Archery display
  • 1:30pm Arming of the knight (talk presentation)
  • 2.00pm-3.00pm Knights’ tournament
  • 3.30pm-5.00pm Visit the encampment

The same activities will take place on both Saturday and Sunday. Regular admission charges apply and the Museum will open daily from 10.30am, closing at 6pm.

We hope you can join us!