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Knights and Castles

four armoured knights on horseback

Addressing the National Curriculums requirement for pupils to develop an awareness of the past, further their ability to identify similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods, and develop an understanding of some of the ways we find out about the past, our below resources will assist Key Stage 1 pupils discover the wonderful world of knights and castles!

Resource Information

We have designed the resources below to help your pupils learn, whether they are in the classroom or at home. They will also support and complement a visit.

Download the Knights and castles teachers pack (189 KB, pdf) for helpful information and tips on how these resources can assist in your lesson planning.

If you are planning to visit the Royal Armouries in Leeds check out our Knights and Castles Workshop to immerse your pupils learning while they are with us!


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Time Travel Radio

Clifford’s Tower, York

Tina the Time Traveller is not just visiting one time period on this radio show, but two! She is exploring how Clifford’s Tower in York has changed from a wooden structure to one made of stone. Let us hope she doesn’t get lock in!

Download the transcript of “Time Travel Radio – Castles- Transcript (Word, 25 KB)

Photo Banks

All the below images are from our collection and will enhance students visual understanding of Knights. 

Click/tap the image to reveal more information, including a link to further information and more images of the object.

You are more than welcome to use the images in your lessons and other non-commercial education. If in doubt, please download our Copyright Policy (pdf, 93 KB) or contact our licencing team.

Contact 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