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August is Medieval Month!

It’s time to get medieval this August…

We might not have a Tardis but that doesn’t stop us from travelling back through time this August at the Visitor Centre.

August has a very medieval theme with events, craft activities and medieval people to meet. Every day you can enjoy crafts including weaving, shield making, calligraphy and needlework. You can become a knight or princess with our dressing up or find out more about bloody medieval battles in our award-winning exhibition.

At weekends, you can have a go at indoor archery so whatever the weather you can still take aim. Meet real fighting knights and find out if you’ve got what it takes to wield a mighty broadsword and our majestic birds of prey make a return visit – meet the fastest bird on the planet, the peregrine or why not try and out-stare an eagle owl…

Our medieval month comes to a noisy crescendo over the Bank Holiday weekend when we’ll be hosting our Medieval Music Weekend. You can make your own musical instruments and watch Minstrels perform and if you’re good enough, they might even ask you to perform with them!

Events and craft activities do take place on specific dates so please check these all-important dates when you’re planning your visit:

Monday 30th July – Sunday 5th August
Crown making

Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th August
Indoor Archery – take aim, whatever the weather

Monday 6th – Sunday 12th August
Shield making

Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th August
Stand well back – the Fighting Knights return.

Monday 13th – Sunday 19th August
Needlework, weaving and embroidery

Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th August
Princess weekend with birds of prey and lots of dressing up!

Monday 20th – Friday 24th August
Calligraphy

Saturday 25th, Sunday 26th and Monday 27th August
Come and make lots of noise at our Medieval music weekend

And if all that wasn’t enough to keep the whole family busy, there’s the incredible story of King Richard III to discover. Find out almost everything there is to know about the much-maligned king – his life, death and the discovery and identification of his remains. No visit is complete without seeing the actual place where the king’s remains lay undiscovered in a car park for over 500 years.

All of our Medieval Month events and activities are included in the price of admission to the Visitor Centre and, once you’ve paid for your tickets, you can use them for unlimited visits for a whole year.

During the school holidays, the Visitor Centre will be open from 10am – 5pm (4pm on Sundays).



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