Spectacular Armour in the Abbey is a two day event perfect for all the family. See Medieval Life from the court to the kitchens and demonstrations of the skills of the time.
2019 brings the 548th Anniversary of the 1471 Battle of Tewkesbury which will be celebrated on the Monday with additional events including, all day 1471 Battle presentation, walk the battle field and a tour of the Battle graves in the Abbey. More details will follow in February.
The 2018 event...
On Sunday the event was held in the substantial Abbey garden (entrance via Medieval Gate House). There medieval families, lived in period style, in colourful tents, cooking in iron pots over open fires. Tea, coffee and cake was on sale in the Gardens.
The medieval people demonstrated their skills, with archery displays, hand to hand combat, and much more.
On Monday the event was held in the Abbey. The event included medieval music, the arming of a knight and robing of a cleric, a knighting ceremony and lightweight armour for trying on. The Duke of Clarence Vault was open (the Duke received the manor of Tewkesbury when he married Lady Isabel Neville in 1469).
There are hourly shows. Craftspeople of all kinds will be demonstrating their skills.
You can also visit the sacristy which keeps the Abbey's most valued treasures safe. The massive door strengthend with horse armour picked up from the battle of Tewkesbury field in 1471.
Car Parking is provided a short walk away, please look for car park signs near the Armour in the Abbey event or click the button above to view the Location Map.
Here's a selection of photos from recent events in the Abbey garden.
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