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Come and see brave knights on magnificent horses battling for honours and trophies in real life.

This August bank holiday weekend the museum’s impressive jousting arena will resound to the cheers of crowds and the clash of lances on armour, as these daredevil riders compete for the honour of representing the UK in next Easter's international jousting tournament.

For all the family

£5 - £20

Event Info

There will be a packed programme of demonstrations and have-a-go activities throughout the day, plus the twice-daily tournament shows at 11:00am and 2:00pm.

These full-on, unchoreographed competitions, with all their pomp and pageantry, promise spectacular entertainment for all the family. Book your tournament tickets now.

Please read the Tournament FAQs.

On Saturday 24 July there will be a special Twilight Tournament. Join us for an evening of medieval-style entertainment at the court of King Arthur and Queen Guinevere (4:30pm - 6:00pm).


There is a choice of three seating areas and ticket prices are per person. Everyone over the age of 3 requires a ticket. Tournament tickets also include entrance to the museum.

  • Balcony Silver - £20
    Best view in the arena from a balcony above the central tilt rail. Accessed by steep, narrow steps.
  • Silver - £10
    A great view of the central area where the knights clash. On these standard seats, you will get a great view of the whole tiltyard. Tiered concrete steps with wooden seating.
  • Red - £5
    Still a great view of the action but these seats are slightly further away from the central tilt rail. You will get to see the knights preparing to make their advance and see the run-up up close. Tiered plastic seats next to the standard silver seating.
  • Wheelchair users - £5
    There are 4 spaces available at each show for wheelchair / motorised scooter users. A space for the wheelchair plus one complimentary companion seat will be reserved.
  • Carers - Free
    We offer free tickets to carers when accompanied by their service user (full price ticket required). Please email our bookings team to discuss your requirements
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