A little boy with cardboard shield and sword.

Jester's Yard

For younger visitors there’s a special play area – Jester’s Yard – where they can dress up as knights and princesses, learn to juggle, even make their own swords, shields and crowns to take home.

There’s also a soft play area for babies and toddlers, a storybook corner plus a mini crossbow range.

Price: £2.50

Suitable for ages: 0-10

Opening times vary – please contact the museum for more information

three children dressed up in costumes

Did you know?

The first modern rifle

The French 1886 8mm Lebel rifle was the first modern rifle, using smokeless powder in place of the older "gunpowder" and having a small bore.