Demonstration of Renaissance warfare and martial arts

Learn all about Renaissance warfare, including Henrician and Elizabethan martial arts including an exhibition of sword play.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

What was contrast between the chivalry, the medieval combat, and cavalry charge of Richard III's army, versus the new tactics and mercenary warfare employed by Henry Tudor. Crossing the late Medieval and Tudor period, and giving some context to the later developments.

Who doesn't like watching sword play!!

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Montacute House

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.30 £13.80
Child £8.15 £7.40
Family £36.75 £33.00
1 adult family £22.45 £20.20
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £12.10
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.00

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

The group price is only available if pre-booked.

The basics

Suitability
Older children will enjoy this event
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Displays in the stable courtyard

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
16 November 2019 11:15 - 12:00 Available
13:00 - 13:45 Available
14:15 - 15:00 Available
17 November 2019 11:15 - 12:00 Available
13:00 - 13:45 Available
14:15 - 15:00 Available

Upcoming events

'Elizabeth of Bohemia: the Winter Queen'

Fri 15 Nov 2019
11:00-16:00
The National Portrait Gallery's special exhibition will be 'Elizabeth of Bohemia : the Winter Queen' and will feature contemporary portraits of this fascinating woman and those connected to her.

Demonstration of Renaissance warfare and martial arts

Sat 16 Nov 2019
11:15-12:00
Learn all about Renaissance warfare, including Henrician and Elizabethan martial arts including an exhibition of sword play.

Level's Best farmer's market

Sat 30 Nov 2019
10:00-14:00
Great local produce and crafts at this award wining market . Market runs from 10am - 2pm (please don't try to access before 10am)

The Lord of Misrule Returns

Fri 20 Dec 2019
15:00-18:00
Once met never forgotten!

Montacute Wassail

Sat 04 Jan 2020
16:30-17:30
Sing to bless the apple trees.