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Royal Armouries Museum

Legends: Boudicca

Action-packed themed weekend
24th November - 10:00 am - 25th November - 5:00 pm
Free

An action-packed themed weekend featuring a fierce Celtic Queen who challenged the Romans.

Inspired by our global collection, the Legends event season explores mighty and mysterious warrior legends from cultures around the world through storytelling, performances, combat demonstrations, music, film and activities for all ages.

Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 November

11am – 11.30am

Little legends
Storytelling session for under 5s. Free

11am – 3pm

Woad face-painting
Suitable for ages 3+ (disclaimer form required) / £3

12noon – 3pm

Craft activities
Suitable for ages 3+ (with parental supervision) / Free (suggested donation £3)

10am – 4pm

Living history display
Members of the Ermine Street Guard will be displaying kit and equipment from the Roman period.

11.30am

Cartimandua – Queen of the Brigantes
Live dramatic performance and weapons-handling opportunities. Free

12.30pm

Boudicca – the woman, the warrior, the legend
Live dramatic performance featuring the mighty Celtic queen. Free

1pm

Roman marching drill
The Ermine Street Guard demonstrate Roman marching drills, including the formidable testudo. Free

2pm

Combat: Boudicca v Cartimandua
Two fearsome warrior queens battle for victory. Free

3pm

Storytelling: Brave Boudicca
The tale of an impassioned leader who refused to submit to Roman rule. Free

3.30pm

Roman marching drill
The Ermine Street Guard demonstrate Roman marching drills, including the formidable testudo. Free

Saturday only

4pm

Talk
Discover the cultural impact of the Romans on Iron Age Britain, with Zofia Matyjaszkiewicz, from The Roman Baths, Bath. Free

5pm

Performance storytelling: The ways of the wild
Maria Whatton and Sarah Matthews, Seeing Stories
Pre-book / £7

Legends Prize Draw Competition

Pick up your Legends sticker booklet, collect all the stickers and you could win a legendary prize.

Collect 5 different Legend stickers to enter the prize draw.

Prizes

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