Have a go at shooting arrows, brandishing a sword and firing cannon in this exciting, hands-on experience in the White Tower. Follow in the footsteps of historical figures and immerse yourself in over 1,000 years of history.
Explore the origins of the White Tower with a Norman master mason and find out if you have what it takes to be a medieval longbowman as you draw back a bow for yourself.
Dress Henry VIII for battle and find out more about the skills of the Tudor armourers at his Royal Armoury at Greenwich. Henry’s beautifully ornate personal armours are on display in the White Tower.
Learn how to fire a cannon with an English Civil War artillery captain and sharpen up your sword-fighting skills with a Napoleonic War training manual.
Design your own musket with advice from a Victorian Superintendent of Firearms as you choose which technological developments will improve your results at target practice.
In partnership with the Royal Armouries.
Discover what it takes to become a fully-fledged knight this May half term 2021 in Knight School: The Show at the Tower of London.
29 May - 06 June 2021
Tower of London
Daily performances at 10.30, 12.00, 13.30 and 15.00
Included in palace admission (members go free)
Discover our arms and armour gift collection, inspired by the famous 'Line of Kings' at the Tower of London. Browse through our re-enactment replica weapons, knight toys and games, dress-up costumes for children, stationery and accessories to please any medieval fan.