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Royal Armouries Museum

Norman conquest

Medieval, Normans
£5 per pupil

Our hands-on workshop is guaranteed to inspire your students and further their understanding of how the Normans successfully conquered England in 1066.

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

Workshop content

Your students will get their hands on the arms and armour used in 1066 and become the characters depicted in the famous Bayeux tapestry.

Your students will re-enact the key conflicts of 1066 in our tiltyard, including the Battle of Fulford, Stamford Bridge and Hastings, to understand how battle tactics and strategy helped decide the outcome.

Finish the day with a live combat demonstration between a Saxon warrior and Norman knight. Subject to staff availability, please enquire upon booking.

‘The workshop was a perfect fit with our Norman conquest scheme of work and the knowledge the students acquired during their visit to yourself was shown through their class work.’ – Teacher at Excel Academy

Curriculum links

History (medieval depth study, Norman conquest)

Gallery links

War Gallery (early war, Medieval)

Duration

90 minutes

Contact

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

Email address


educate.leeds@armouries.org.uk

Postal address


Education Team
Royal Armouries Museum
Leeds
LS10 1LT
United Kingdom


Learning packs and resources

RAM Teachers Pack COVID-Safe (pdf, 330 KB)


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