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 best ideas are simple

What do the Jennings rifle, the Winchester 73 rifle, the Maxim machine gun and the Luger pistol have in common? – they all use the same basic toggle mechanism to lock the breech and operate in the same way as a knee or elbow joint.