What Was it Like to Wear Armour?

Trying on replica armour during a schools' session at Windsor Castle

Key stage 1 / Key stage 2 KNIGHTS AND CASTLES  Pupils learn about castles and who lived in them, including kings, princes and knights, and discover how the armour they wore evolved from medieval times to the Tudor period. Through handling and role play we look at how the medieval squire dressed his knight for battle and there is lots of time for children to try on replica armour pieces and compare them with items of modern-day body armour.        

"It was amazing, the children loved handling the armour."
Year 2 teacher

Session details

Curriculum themes: 
Armour
Castles
Knights
Handling workshops
Age group: 
Key stage 1
Key stage 2
School subjects: 
History
Science
Maximum pupils per session: 
30
Duration: 
1 hour
Times: 
11:30 (lunch 12:30)
Days of the week: 
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Location: 
Windsor Castle
Learning room: 
The Learning Centre
Contact: 
learning@royalcollection.org.uk
(+44) (0)20 7766 7323