An exciting day investigating the world of Medieval England. The workshops will emphasise the use of archaeological evidence and historical documents to learn about people in the past.

  • Most workshops are also suitable as an informal workshop for families
  • Formal learning workshops support the History Curriculum
  • Sun Jester can provide any timetable from a single session to a full day’s programme of activities with extensive cross-curricular links
  • The sessions have a duration of one hour with a capacity of up to 30 participants dependent on available space. An entire year group can usually be accommodated during a day.
  • The sessions are led by experienced, professional and enthusiastic interpreters (holding Enhanced CRB Disclosure Certificates), offering a full interactive opportunity for all.

Writing and Manuscripts

Investigate the importance of books before the development of printing
Examine different decorative styles
Look at recipes for ink
Decorate an illuminated capital

Medieval Siege Warfare

Examine the development of castle building in Britain
Investigate the tactics and equipment for besieging castles
Build a model catapult


Examine the armour and  weapons of the medieval knight
Look at the technology and construction of metal armour
Investigate the design and purposes of heraldry
Design a simple heraldic banner


Examine the process of making cloth from wool and other natural materials
Investigate the importance of wool to the economy of Medieval England
Look at the means of fastening clothes before the invention of zips
Make a multi-coloured wool braiding


Investigate the Norman Conquest using a fun and exciting multi-media presentation
Working in teams, role-play William the Conqueror and his generals to see if you can overcome the Saxons at the Battle of Hastings

medieval knights