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Royal Armouries Museum

Saxon sagas

Investigate Saxon armour and weapons
Saxons, Storytelling

Let your pupils uncover the mystery of the famous Pioneer helmet in our outstanding workshop.

Workshop content

Pupils will work as a team as they work against the clock to excavate the archaeological site of the Pioneer helmet to discover who it belonged to and what it tells us about early Anglo-Saxon beliefs.

Pupils will raise their drinking horns and bash their shields as they bring to life the Legend of Beowulf, his boar crested helmet and the monster Grendel in an interactive storytelling session.

Curriculum focus

• English (Storytelling, Drama)
• History (Saxons)

Gallery links

War Gallery (Early War, Medieval)


£5 per pupil


90 minute workshop




0113 220 1994

Education team
Armouries Drive
LS10 1LT
United Kingdom

Related documents

Download teachers resources for Saxon workshop (zip, 320 KB)

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