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?

No rust for the wicked

Wrought iron does not rust as quickly as cast iron. At Fort Nelson the Boxted Bombard, a large medieval cannon made of wrought iron is still in good condition despite being left outdoors and unprotected for hundreds of years.