Party like it’s 1445: Family festival Go Medieval returns to the Tower of London

Saturday 4 August – Monday 6 August 2018

Saturday 4 August – Monday 6 August 2018

Get set for medieval merriment as Go Medieval at the Tower returns to London’s iconic landmark this Summer. Running from 4 August – 6 August, this immersive family festival reimagines the world of 1445 as England celebrates the coronation of Queen Margaret of Anjou, bride to King Henry VI.

The Tower of London’s historic dry moat will be transformed into a medieval court fit for royalty, filled with the scents, sights and sounds of open fires, live cookery and stories of lavish feasts. Families can marvel at the skill of trained craftsmen, including armourers, watch demonstrations of coin making and practise coin striking.

At the centre of the festivities are the fierce knights who will go head to head in fearsome sword fighting combat. Kids can even have a go at firing a real crossbow and get a closer look at the impressive swords used by the heroic knights, as well as trying on the opulent styles of Margaret of Anjou’s fashionable court.

All activities take place between 10.00 and 17.00 each day, and visitors can continue their visit inside the Tower walls, home of the Crown Jewels, Yeoman Warders or ‘Beefeaters’ and legendary ravens.

Go Medieval at the Tower is included in the Tower of London general admission. For more information and to buy tickets visit

For further information and images, please contact Charlie Oven in the Historic Royal Palaces press office on 020 3166 6340 or email [email protected]

Notes to editors

Historic Royal Palaces is the independent charity that looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, the Banqueting House, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace and Hillsborough Castle.  We help everyone explore the story of how monarchs and people have shaped society, in some of the greatest palaces ever built. We raise all our own funds and depend on the support of our visitors, members, donors, sponsors and volunteers. With the exception of Hillsborough Castle, these palaces are owned by The Queen on behalf of the nation, and we manage them for the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. Historic Royal Palaces cares for Hillsborough Castle under a separate contract with the Northern Ireland Office. Registered charity number 1068852. For more information visit