A Knight’s Tale at Avoncroft Museum
There will be thundering hooves and all the thrills of a traditional medieval jousting tournament at Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings, Bromsgrove, on Saturday 23thth and Sunday 24th September.
Each day, skilled re-enactors will be demonstrating horseback skills, weapons drills and activities for younger visitors, all round the living history camps which form the centrepiece of the event.
The highlight of the weekend will be the ‘tilting’ contests where courageous riders and their highly-trained horses take part in dramatic one-to-one combat to test their honour and win the favour of the audience.
Between bouts, visitors will be able to visit the tented medieval village to talk to the knights, ladies, and squires and meet the horses. Younger visitors can take part in the kiddie drills and see the knights practice their skill at arms drills. There will also be plenty of opportunity for visitors to stroll around the beautiful 19 acre grounds at Avoncroft Museum and explore the collection of 30 rescued and restored buildings, immersing themselves in medieval history.
Gates open at 10.30am and the Museum closes at 5pm. Entry to the event is at the usual Museum admission price £11 for adults, £9.90 for seniors and £6.60 for children. Some activities on site may have an additional charge. Full details of this and other forthcoming events at Avoncroft Museum can be found at: http://www.avoncroft.org.uk/whats-on/events-programme/