A Family-Friendly Adventure in the White Tower
Have a go at shooting arrows, brandishing a sword and firing cannon in this exciting, hands-on experience in the White Tower. Follow in the footsteps of historical figures and immerse yourself in over 1,000 years of history.
Explore the origins of the White Tower with a Norman master mason and find out if you have what it takes to be a medieval longbowman as you draw back a bow for yourself.
Dress Henry VIII for battle and find out more about the skills of the Tudor armourers at his Royal Armoury at Greenwich. Henry’s beautifully ornate personal armours are on display in the White Tower.
Learn how to fire a cannon with an English Civil War artillery captain and sharpen up your sword-fighting skills with a Napoleonic War training manual.
Design your own musket with advice from a Victorian Superintendent of Firearms as you choose which technological developments will improve your results at target practice.
In partnership with the Royal Armouries.
Fairytales and frolics are unfurling at the Tower as a group of busy medieval Londoners bustle about their business getting ready to serve the Queen and put on a mini pageant.
- 29 March - 23 June 2024
- Tower of London
- Included in all admission tickets (members go free)
Legend has it that if the six ravens ever leave the Tower of London, the Tower and the kingdom will fall. These products have been inspired by the Ravens that live at the Tower of London.
Medieval knights tankard inspired by the royal arms of England. Featuring intricate dragon detailing this beautifully designed mug has a detailed chain entwined around the handle. Perfect for re-enactments or a gift for someone who loves all things medieval.