The tiltyard is our outdoor space where visitors can catch live shows of military and sporting skill-at-arms. Shows are provided as part of our wider events programme, and include jousting, archery, falconry, and horse shows.
Though we no longer have our own horses, we still host an annual jousting contest each year, with competitors from all over the world. Find out more about our 2017 joust on its event page.
All forthcoming live shows are listed on our events calendar.
- There is seating for over 1200 people.
- All displays are weather permitting. If the weather is deemed unsuitable, an announcement will be given inside the museum before the scheduled start time.
- The gates will close when each display begins.
- Due to lack of space, no prams or pushchairs are permitted in the Tiltyard seating area.