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Forts & firepower

Fire their imaginations this summer!
30th July - 10:00 am - 2nd September - 5:00 pm
Free

Fire their imaginations this summer!

Explore the history of fortifications in the local area and take part in a range of scientific and historical themed activities exploring the development of gunpowder, artillery and warfare since the Roman period.

Mondays
Roman shield drills and ballista firings (11am & 2pm / free / ages 5 – 10)
Roman arms and armour – get your hands on history (12pm & 3pm / free)

Tuesdays
Castle building (11am & 2pm / free / ages 5 – 10)
Norman arms and armour – get your hands on history (12pm & 3pm / free)

Wednesdays
Story time sessions (11am & 2pm / free / ages 5 – 10)
Tudor arms and armour – get your hands on history (12pm & 3pm / free)

Thursday
Fort Nelson’s wartime post bag activity (11am & 2pm / free / ages 5 – 10)
Meet Sophie Weston and hear her fascinating story (12pm & 3pm / free), then visit our latest exhibition presented in association with the Parliamentary Archives

Friday
Bottle rockets (11am & 2pm / free / ages 5 – 10)
Insight session: Find out about the development of rocket technology from Congreve rockets to the Iraqi supergun (12pm & 3pm / free)

Please note parental supervision is required during all activities


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