Weapons Through the Ages – with The Time Bandits

Tuesday 22 May

A chance to enjoy a living history display of edged weapons covering a time period from the Bronze Age to the early 20th Century.  You can see examples of the type of weaponry used through the Iron Age, by the Saxons and Vikings, through the Medieval, Renaissance, Georgian and Napoleonic eras, right up to Great War.

Do you know the difference between a Ewart Park Bronze leaf-shaped and a Messer?  Or whether you’d be better suited to battle with a smallsword or a saber?  Come along and meet The Time Bandits to find out.  There will be chance to ask questions, handle some of the artefacts and try on period clothing to ensure you look the part!

Short, timed talks with demonstrations of sword fighting styles will be available to watch at: 11am, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.


Standard Museum admission prices apply – or visit for free if you bring your valid annual pass.