Sword of Honour Tournament

Come and cheer on your favourite team in the Sword of Honour international jousting tournament.

With 2 heats a day (12.15am & 2.45pm) leading up to the lance crashing final on Easter Monday (2.45pm).

  • Meet medieval jester Lord Flame.
  • Listen to medieval musicians.
  • Pick your favourite knight and make a flag with the Art Angels to help cheer him on.

Don’t miss the medieval parade on Bank Holiday Monday!

Northern Rail

If you travel with Northern Rail this Easter, you could save £5.00 off the price of a family tournament ticket. Visit the Northern Rail website for full details.


The tournament is held over 4 days, with 2 jousts each day at 12.15pm and 2.45pm in the Tiltyard next to the Museum.

Heats 12.15pm and 2.45pm Friday 10 April – Sunday 12 April
Semi-finals 12.15pm Monday 13 April
Grand Final 2.45pm Monday 13 April


All tickets can be purchased on the day of the event at the Museum.


Seating Area Ticket Type Heats & Semi-finals Grand Final: Monday 2.45pm Buy Online
Standard Terrace Adult £5.00 £6.50 Buy
Standard Terrace Concession (under 16’s or OAP) £3.50 £4.00
Standard Terrace Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children) £15.00 £20.00
Premium Balcony Adult £10.00 £10.00
Premium Balcony Concession (under 16’s or OAP) £6.00 £6.00
Premium Balcony Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children) £28.00 £28.00

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Visitor Information

The location address, map and a guide to getting here can be found on the Visitor Information page.