Easter Workshop at Wallingford Museum : Knight’s Helmets
Time : 1430 – 1530
Knight’s Helmets For children (age 7 plus) with adult help please.
During the middle ages, a lot of different types of helmets were made, all offering another level of protection and were worn during jousting, battles and warfare.
Knights helmets were made out of iron and steel, just like the rest of his armour. In the middle ages, they were made by a special blacksmith called an armourer. Sometimes the helmets were made by ordinary blacksmiths, these would be less expensive and not of same quality. At times symbols were painted or crests were added on the helmets for identification purposes. This workshop has been inspired by Wallingford Museum’s new model of Wallingford Castle.
In this workshop you will discover more about knights, their helmets, their equipment, (including foam weapons) and best of all, make your own recycled cardboard helmet to take home!.
Please note we have enough resources for eight children to make a helmet, children must be accompanied and helped by a responsible adult.
Normal adult charge of £5 entry to the museum applies. This provides access to the Museum until 30 November 2022.
For children FREE access to the museum, with an accompanying adult, for the workshops please see below.
For the workshops we prefer to keep things simple. On that basis please could we request voluntary donations just to cover the cost of our materials, (we can’t recycle this year as we normally would have done), as suggested below or otherwise, so we can continue to provide these workshops in the future.
Knights £2 and Let’s Face It £5 for each participating child.
Thank you for your consideration.
Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
How to Book
Numbers per workshop- in total eight participating children, ages 7 plus, with their supporting
adults. Please register – www.wallingfordmuseum.org.uk stating your name and numbers/ages of participating children and adults. We will confirm your application. Thank you