Knight School

Your quest awaits...

Your quest awaits...

When

  • 10-18 February 2018

Ticketing information

Included in palace admission

A medieval knight should always be prepared

Come to the Tower of London this February half term and join our Knight School.

Train as pages then squires, until at last you are worthy to become Knights of the Tower!

Make and decorate a helmet of your own.

Spot the coats of arms around the Tower. Take home a shield to design your very own family coat of arms.

Try on medieval fashions, handle and explore armour and follow an exciting Knights of the Tower trail card, guiding you around our activities.

Tweet your medieval memories using #KnightSchool.

Your Knight School training

Page

To become a knight, you must first become a page. Train to impress your Lord or Lady with good manners and politeness as you serve your betters at the dinner table. Are you patient enough to serve? Entertain them with your funniest joke or dazzle with your finest dance moves - but whatever you do, don’t spill their wine!

Squire

There will be no time for jokes during your next stage of training, when you learn the martial skills of combat to become a squire. You’ve learned to serve, now you must learn to fight, practicing riding into battle upon your great warhorse. Proving that you are fit enough to become a knight of England, do you have what it takes to become a master of the sword?

Knighting Ceremony

Your training has now ended - but will you have done enough to be dubbed Sir? This great honour awaits those who are ready both physically and spiritually. Remember for a knight of the realm cleanliness is next to Godliness!

Defend the Tower!

Defend England’s greatest medieval fortress as enemies attack from all sides!

You must use your knightly training as a member of the heroic garrison. Attackers may come by land or water, over the walls or through the gates. Watch out for signs of the enemy and listen for the call to arms. Be warned, one of the attacks may succeed.

Can you work out which army will manage to get past your defences?

 

Daily schedule

Knight School activities are recommended for children aged 5-11 and their families.

Knight School

11.00, 13.00 and 15.00 (South Lawn)

Defend the Tower

11.30, 13.30 and 15.30 (South Lawn)

Helmet making

11.00-15.30 (Upper Cradle Tower - drop in)

Medieval Wardrobe

11.00 – 15.30 (Lower Bowyer Tower - drop in)

Object handling (replica armour)

11.00-15.30 (White Tower - drop in)

Knights of the Tower trail card

Collect your trail card as you enter the Tower, or pick one up in the Raven Shop.  Trail cards are available 11.00-15.30.

In the case of inclement weather, alternative arrangements to Knight School and Defend the Tower will be in place for safety reasons. 

 

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