Knight School at the Tower of London


This February half-term your kids can train to become mini-medieval Knights at the Tower of London! Between the 10th and 18th February 2018, the Tower of London's Knight School  will be running daily activities for children aged 5-11 and their families to let you experience what it's like to train and defend the Tower. 

You'll be able to make and decorate your own helmet, spot the coats of arms around the Tower and even take home your own designed shield with your personalised family coat of arms! See what it's like to wear medieval fashion and handle armour whilst following an exciting Knights of the Tower trail card. 

Once you're all trained up as a Knight, use your skills to defend England's greatest medieval fortress as enemies will be attacking it from all sides, whether that's by land or water, over the walls or through the gates, you'll need to be prepared to protect your fortress. 

Are you up to the challenge? If so, here's your daily schedule! 

Knight School

11.00, 13.00 and 15.00 (South Lawn)

Defend the Tower

11.30, 13.30 and 15.30 (South Lawn)

Helmet making

11.00-15.30 (Upper Cradle Tower - drop in)

Medieval Wardrobe

11.00 – 15.30 (Lower Bowyer Tower - drop in)

Object handling (replica armour)

11.00-15.30 (White Tower - drop in)

Knights of the Tower trail card

Collect your trail card as you enter the Tower, or pick one up in the Raven Shop.  Trail cards are available 11.00-15.30.

Save time and money by combining your hop-on hop-off bus tour with entry to the Tower of London to experience this incredible opportunity to become a Knight of the Realm!

We look forward to seeing you there. 

(Please note: In the case of inclement weather, alternative arrangements to Knight School and Defend the Tower will be in place for safety reasons.)