Knights, castles and kings

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About this session

Key Stage 1 | Subject: History, English, Drama  | Topics: Normans, Castles | Session Type: Route-based

Find out how to become a knight. Train at the Tower as a page, then a squire, and finally earn your knighthood!

Be transported back in time with true tales and marvellous myths from the Tower of London’s colourful history.

In this session, a costumed presenter will use stories and role play to explore the Tower’s different uses and the lifestyles of the people who lived here.

Learning objectives

Children will:

  • Learn about the Tower’s use as a castle.
  • Compare and contrast life today with life in the Medieval period.
  • Discover what life was like for a Medieval knight.

National Curriculum links

This session supports:


  • Significant historical events, people and places in their own locality.
  • Similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods.

Booking information

Monday - Friday
10.30, 12.00, 13.30
45 minutes
Up to 35 children
£95 plus admission

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