Make the medieval grade with Knight School at the Tower of London
Saturday 16 February – Sunday 24 February 2018
Get ready for a swashbuckling February half term as the ever-popular Knight School returns to the Tower of London. Throughout the holidays families can immerse themselves in a very different education and find out what it takes to become a knight!
Join the Tower’s own team of medieval tutors as they teach you the ‘knightly’ ropes. Train as a page then a squire, until at last, you are worthy to become a knight and join the garrison to defend the Tower. You’ll learn all the skills required: from manners, etiquette, and entertainment, to martial skills of combat and fitness. Training will culminate in a knighting ceremony, enlisting new recruits to defend the Tower, keeping the ancient fortress safe from marauding medieval invaders.
A knight must always be ready for action and families will be able to receive their own knight’s craft pack which has all the essential materials to create a helmet or shield inspired by the coats of arms and armour on display at the Tower. Kids can even try on a selection of medieval fashions of the day or take part in a special knightly trail around the fortress.
Activities take place at different times between 11.00 and 16.00 each day, and trails are available to visitors to collect on arrival from the Welcome Centre, including a map showing times and locations of activities.
Knight School will take place outside, in the shadow of the White Tower, but inside the famous Norman keep you can get a closer look at the real-life historic arms and armour that forms part of the Royal Armouries collection. Items include suits of armour worn by monarchs such as King Henry VIII and there will be special opportunities over half term to see some of the dazzling collections up close.
Knight School is included in the Tower of London general admission ticket. For more information and to buy tickets visit www.hrp.org.uk/towerofLondon