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Royal Armouries Museum

Norman conquest

COVID-Safe Workshop
Medieval, Normans
£5 per pupil

This on-site workshop has been altered to become as COVID-safe as possible for your pupils, staff and Royal Armouries staff. However, this does not mean all the fun and engagement has disappeared!

Please contact the Education Team to see what control measures we have put in place and discuss any questions you may have. 

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

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)


90 minutes



Learning packs and resources

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

Contact our communications team if you require documents in an alternative format.