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Royal Armouries Museum

Tudor tournament

£5 per pupil

The Greenwich Armourers have been hard at work preparing King Henry VIII’s armour for his combat duel at the upcoming Field of Cloth of Gold. Disaster! Henry’s opponent, King Francis I of France, has changed the rules at the 11th hour meaning the armourers need to completely redesign the English King’s armour.

See our Tudors Learning Resources for free videos, images and audio files to use with your pupils to enhance their learning.

Workshop content

Pupils will put their artistic flair to full use by embossing a new suit of armour fit for a king inspired by our world-class Tudor tournament collection. But they also need to prepare to be received at court! Learn the manners, dance moves and sword fighting required to climb to the top of the heady heights of Tudor society.

Pupils will don the clothes and armour of participants to get a full feel for life in Tudor times.

Finish off your day with a live Tudor combat demonstration – subject to staff availability; please enquire upon booking.

Curriculum focus

Gallery links

Tournament Gallery


90 minutes


Please contact us to make a booking or if you have any questions.

Email address


07785 692 443

Postal address

Education Team
Royal Armouries Museum
LS10 1LT
United Kingdom

Learning packs and resources

RAM Teachers Pack 2023-24 (pdf, 764 KB)

Contact our communications team if you require documents in an alternative format.