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Ayscoughfee Hall Museum and Gardens in Spalding takes visitors back in time to meet knights in shining armour, lords and ladies in medieval reenactment weekend





History lovers will be able to travel back in time at a free medieval reenactment in a town’s historic hall and gardens that was built in the 1450s.

The Knights of Skirbeck will be leading the action at Ayscoughfee Hall Museum and Gardens where visitors can enjoy display tents showing life and interact in the middle ages.

A host of characters will include knights of the realm, lords, ladies, merchants, cooks and members of the town militia to create an immersive medieval experience.

Knights of Skirbeck at another event will be reenacting medieval times at Ayscoughfee Hall Museum and Gardens
Knights of Skirbeck at another event will be reenacting medieval times at Ayscoughfee Hall Museum and Gardens

Museum manager, Julia Knight said: “We are really proud to be able to hold such a fantastic medieval reenactment.

“It is not often you get to feel as though you’ve stepped back in time but this event is sure to help give all visitors a glimpse into what life would have been like if they had been born 700 years ago.”

There will be an armoury and a kitchen alongside live craft and weapon demonstrations on the South Lawn against the backdrop of the medieval hall dating back before the line of Tudors.

Ayscoughfee Hall Museum and Gardens in Spalding
Ayscoughfee Hall Museum and Gardens in Spalding

Knights of Skirbeck spokesman, Dave Bedford, said: “We would like to encourage as many people as possible to come along to the event in July.

“There are no tickets so you can just come down on the day and experience an immersive historical experience.

“See you there.”

Ayscoughfee Hall was a family home between 1451 until 1902 and is a Grade I listed building and has medieval features throughout the building.

The event will take place on the south lawn at Ayscoughfee Hall Museum and Gardens
The event will take place on the south lawn at Ayscoughfee Hall Museum and Gardens

The area’s much-loved landmark hosts a variety of events across the year and it is free to visit the gardens, war memorial and reflective pond.

The medieval re-enactment weekend takes place on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 July from 10.30am until 4pm.

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