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Saxon Sagas

Two Viking and Saxon warriors in mail armour and helmets face off with spear, sword and shield

Let your pupils uncover the mystery of the famous Pioneer helmet in our outstanding workshop.

See our Saxons Learning Resources for free videos, images and audio files to use with your pupils to enhance their learning.


Workshop Content

Pupils will work as a team as they work against the clock to excavate the archaeological site of the Pioneer helmet to discover who it belonged to and what it tells us about early Anglo-Saxon beliefs.

Pupils will raise their drinking horns and bash their shields as they bring to life the Legend of Beowulf, his boar crested helmet and the monster Grendel in an interactive storytelling session.

Curriculum focus

  • English (Storytelling, Drama) 
  • History (Saxons)

Gallery Links

Horses with armour and men wearing armour in a museum gallery
The War Gallery

War Gallery

(Early War, Medieval)

Explore how the history of warfare has changed from the early days of hand-to-hand combat to today’s technology-based warfare, including our new display on the Second World War.

Visit the War Gallery

Booking Information

Please contact us to make a booking or if you have any questions.

Email address


07785 692 443

Postal address

Education Team 
Royal Armouries Museum 
LS10 1LT 
United Kingdom

Learning packs and resources

RAM Teachers Pack 2023-24 (pdf, 764 KB)

Contact our communications team if you require documents in an alternative format.