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?

Is newer better?

The last cast-iron British smoothbore cannon, the 68 pounder, was 8 inches (203 mm), the same calibre as the heaviest guns of King Henry VIII three hundred years earlier. Their performance was probably not very different either!