Medieval festival to delight all at Guernsey Museum

  • Category: Family Fun
  • Date: Sunday, 18 August 2013

Guernsey Museum is set to play host to a special summer festival with a medieval theme, with sword fighting and have-a-go archery among the activities on offer on August 18th.

Families are likely to be enthralled and delighted with the Fete d'Etai, which is bringing its full timetable of events to the venue, which is bent on getting children interested in Britain's historical background.

The full list of activities will be made available closer to the time, but for now, Guernsey Museum is teasing attendees with promises of opportunities to meet characters from the past, listen to early music and enjoy a medieval atmosphere in a truly historical location.

You'll also have the chance to make music from the medieval period and have a go at a number of classic sporting activities from the past, including sword fighting and archery.

Dance fanatics are invited to adjourn to the medieval camp at around lunchtime in order to learn some grooves that would make even the Bee Gees look modern.

Although the normal admission fee applies to attendees in modern-day clothing, this will be waived if families make the effort to dress up in full medieval costume and fully participate in the spirit of the event.

Prizes will be on offer for the best-dressed, with separate categories for children and adults, so get those costume making skills ready.

The event takes place at the museum's venue at Castle Cornet, which itself is located at St Peter Port. Attendees are invited to show up from 10am onwards until 5pm.

To make a weekend of your trip, check into The Old Government House Hotel and snap up the Three Nights for the Price of Two offer, which gives you access to all the luxury you can possibly need for a short stay.