Joust weekend at Avoncroft Museum

Visitors are invited to come to Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings this weekend, 14th and 15th June, to experience all the excitement of a traditional jousting tournament.

From 11.00am there will be demonstrations of archery and mounted skills at arms followed by the chance for children to take part in bill (a medieval weapon) drills. There will also be living history encampments where visitors can talk to knights, ladies and soldiers to find out more about life in medieval times.

At 2.00pm re-enactors will be depicting The Duke of Somerset’s Last Stand at Avoncroft’s Medieval Town House, followed by an armoured joust with knights competing for fame and favour on their magnificent steeds. Both days will finish with an archery display in the Windmill Camp.

Gates open at 10.30am.  Entry costs £8.80 for adults and £4.50 for children. More details of this and other forthcoming events at Avoncroft Museum can be found at: www.avoncroft.org.uk/whats-on/events-programme

 

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