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Royal Armouries Museum

Tudor tournament

COVID-safe workshop
£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. 

The Greenwich Armourers have been hard at work preparing King Henry VIII’s armour for his combat duel at the upcoming Field of Cloth of Gold. Disaster! Henry’s opponent, King Francis I of France, has changed the rules at the 11th hour meaning the armourers need to completely redesign the English King’s armour.

Workshop content

Pupils will put their artistic flair to full use by embossing a new suit of armour fit for a king inspired by our world-class Tudor tournament collection. But they also need to prepare to be received at court! Learn the manners, dance moves and sword fighting required to climb to the top of the heady heights of Tudor society.

Pupils will don the clothes and armour of participants to get a full feel for life in Tudor times.

Finish off your day with a live Tudor combat demonstration – subject to staff availability; please enquire upon booking.


Curriculum focus

Gallery links

Tournament Gallery


90 minutes




Learning packs and resources

RAM Teachers Pack 2021-22 COVID SAFE (pdf, 330 KB)

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