A little boy with cardboard shield and sword.

Jester's Yard

For younger visitors there’s a special play area – Jester’s Yard – where they can dress up as knights and princesses, learn to juggle, even make their own swords, shields and crowns to take home.

There’s also a soft play area for babies and toddlers, a storybook corner plus a mini crossbow range.

Price: £2.50

Suitable for ages: 0-10

Opening times vary – please contact the museum for more information

three children dressed up in costumes

Did you know?

Finest Sheffield steel

One of the finest pairs of Colt 1861 navy revolvers in the world, in mint, unfired condition, are in the Royal Armouries collection. They were presented to Mark Firth, the Sheffield Steelmaker who supplied Colt with steel.