Medieval Mayhem comes to Abington Park

Published: Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Visitors to Abington Park will be able to experience a taste of medieval life and meet archers, men at arms and nobles in spectacular armour, at an event organised by Abington Park Museum.

The Medieval Mayhem event, which takes place on Saturday 10 August, will see medieval cooking demonstrations, a monk teaching visitors how to write with a quill, a wise woman on hand to heal the sick with medieval herbal cures, and the chance to try out illuminated manuscript writing. There will also be regular battle re-enactments from men in armour and the opportunity for visitors to take part.

Taking place in the park near to the bandstand, the activities have been created by history and heritage event specialists HistoryNeedsYou.

Matthew Ward of HistoryNeedsYou said: “We can’t wait to cause some medieval mayhem in Abington Park and give visitors a taste of what it would have been like to live in Northampton in 1485. We have created an action packed day and any unruly subjects risk being punished in the stocks by having cabbages thrown at them!”

Councillor Anna King, cabinet member for community engagement and safety, said: “There will be something for the whole family at our free Medieval Mayhem event with wandering musicians and hands-on activities for all to enjoy.”

Activities and demonstrations will run throughout the day from 11am until 4pm. Entrance is free.

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