Key Stage 2: Discover the Tudors
Henry VIII’s Tournament
The Royal Armouries Museum is the perfect place to discover the world of Tudor King Henry VIII and his love of sport and tournament. Pupils can get up close to his personal armours in the magnificent Tournament Gallery, try on armour and handle weapons from the collection plus examine the art of the armourer and try their hand at copper embossing.
YOUR VISIT WILL INCLUDE BOTH A HANDS ON HISTORY SESSION AND A discover@ SESSION (BOTH 45 MINS)
Hands on History
This 45-minute interactive handling session allows pupils to engage with the different arms and armour used in a Tudor tournament. Learn about the tournament of the Field of Cloth of Gold in 1520 and why it was so important for Henry. Plus using examples of today’s sporting protective equipment consider modern-day tournaments such as the 2012 Olympics.
Students will discover the different techniques used to decorate armour during the Tudor period. Looking closely at Henry VIII’s armour they will be inspired to create their own pattern or emblem. Students will be able to emboss their chosen design onto copper sheet and take it back to school for post visit follow up.
|Numbers:||32 max per session|
|Duration:||45 mins x 2|
|Cost per pupil:||£5|
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