Knights and Armour

Medieval Fact or Fiction


Join us we unearth the medieval truths in our talks series and hands-on demonstrations. Meet our experts and enthusiasts as they shed some light on the Dark Ages. Explore the myths and realities of the tournament and joust and one of the most enduring images of Medieval times - the Knight.

Free Demonstrations

Saturday 30 January & Sunday 31 January 2016
How a Man shall be Armed
11am - 12pm
Suitable for all ages
INVENTory, Level 4
Feel armour and edged weapons. Find out how they were made and used.
Compare reproductions with original artefacts. Share what you know (from Hollywood or History)? Learn how a Knight was dressed from head to foot.

Saturday 30 January 2016
Combat Commentary
2pm - 3pm
Suitable for all ages
Whale Mall, Level 4
Watch and listen as two knights engage in battle. Re-enactors demonstrate swordsmanship in slow-motion with commentary.


Event Details

30 January 2016 - 31 January 2016
Level 2 Foyer

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