A little boy with cardboard shield and sword.

Jester's Yard

For our younger visitors we have Jester’s Yard, a special play area dedicated to your mini Knights and Princesses, where they can dress up, explore our play castle and even make their own swords, shields and crowns to take home.

There’s also a soft play area just for babies and toddlers.

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?

World's biggest bore!

The largest bore gun ever built, fired a 3 feet diameter cast iron ball weighing around 1 tonne, containing 215kg (400lbs) of gunpowder to a range of 2.4 kilometres (1.5 miles). It was designed by Robert Mallett and is on display at Fort Nelson.