Half-term fun at St Ives’ Norris Museum

WITH half-term just around a corner it’s time to think about occupying the kids without having to splash too much cash.

The Norris Museum in St Ives may well have the answer with an exciting free-of-charge activity day entitled Medieval Heroes and Heroines.

The day centres on local heroes and heroines of historic Huntingdonshire, so why not pop along and meet a medieval knight and his lady who have just returned to the manor at Hemingford Grey after fighting on the battlefields abroad?

There is also the annual exhibition created by Year 7 students from St Ivo School which this year consists of medieval castles .

Children can also learn about chivalry, courtly love, maidenly behaviour, armour and the eating habits of the Middle Ages while discovering how to be a true knight or lady of the realm and make their own heraldic family shield in the process.

INFORMATION: The activity day takes place on Thursday, February 16 between 11am and 1pm and 2pm and 4pm. The museum is open between 10am and 4pm Mondays to Fridays and 10am to 1pm on Saturdays. Children under 10 must be supervised by an adult.