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Knight or Foot Soldier? A Hands-on Armour Handling Session

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Knight or Foot Soldier? A Hands-on Armour Handling Session

Knight or Foot Soldier? A Hands-on Armour Handling Session

Gallery session on Monday 20 July 2020. For home-educated students aged 7-11. BOOK FROM MAY 2020.

Duration 1.5 hours (10.30am-12pm)

(Please note that on Monday 20 July, we will also be running a What a Relief session for students aged 12-16. Duration 5 hours (10:30-15:30).

By examining original sources, paintings and armour, students will find out how armour developed through the ages and why less than a third of an army in medieval and Tudor times fought wearing full plate-armour. Students will discover how different ranks, from knights to the lowest footsoldier protected themselves in battle. They will investigate the purpose, materials, production and styles of armour over one hundred years through handling and trying on original armour.

 

Please note:

  • Parents/carers are welcome to accompany pupils to the workshops, but only children of the specified age will be permitted – children of other ages must be taken elsewhere, and you can explore the galleries at leisure with trails and armour to try on.
  • Sessions are free, but a £10 per child deposit will be taken upon booking, and refunded upon attendance of the workshop. Cancellation with less than 14 days’ notice will mean a refund is forfeit.
  • For workshops that involve messy materials, accompanying adults will be expected to assist.

Call 0207 563 9551 or email learning@wallacecollection.org to find out more about our programmes for home-educated students.