20th Oct, 2019

Joust a minute - thrills and spills galore at Avoncroft's medieval weekend

Correspondent 18th Sep, 2019

THERE will be all the thrills of a traditional medieval jousting tournament at Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings in Bromsgrove next weekend, September 28-29.

Visitors will be travelling back in time to 1459 where they can watch Avoncroft transform into a medieval village and learn all about the Battle of Bewdley Bridge when the Lancastrians raided the town in the Wars of the Roses.

Each day, skilled re-enactors will be demonstrating horseback skills, weapons drills and activities for younger visitors, all round the living history camps which form the centre piece of the event.

The highlight of the weekend will be the jousting contests where courageous riders and their highly-trained horses take part in dramatic one-to-one combat to test their honour and win the favour of the audience.

Between bouts, visitors will be able to visit the tented medieval village to talk to the knights, ladies, and squires and meet the horses. Visitors can also enjoy archery competitions, battle re-enactments and see the knights practice their mounted skill at arms drills.

Gates open at 10.30am and entry to the event is at the usual museum price of £11 for adults, £9.90 for seniors and £6.60 for children (under 5s are free) with family tickets at £33. Note some activities on site may have an additional charge.

For more information, please visit www.avoncroft.org.uk/whats-on/

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