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Uniforms, Arms & Armour for History Events

Hands on History's core 'Have a Go' activity is trying on our uniforms, armour, arms and equipment from pre-Roman period through to The Second World War. (See 'History Periods' for more information). There is nothing like trying on a full suit of armour to really understand how tough it was for our ancestors in a battle. We have made armour and uniforms to fit all ages and all our weapons and other equipment have been made safe so that they can be handled by everyone.

This is our most popular activity and is both educational and fun, bringing history alive. Our trained, experienced staff work one-to-one with the public getting them dressed and ready for battle. We have large mirrors for the warriors to admire themselves and are only too happy to answer any history questions.