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?

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.