The knights of the Medieval Combat Society will be showing off their battle skills.

Medieval Mayhem hits Museums Quarter!

The Festival of Archaeology returns to Hull’s Old Town later this week, with ‘Medieval Mayhem’ among the free, drop-in events.

On Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 July, from 11am to 4pm, the Museums Quarter will be transformed into a medieval encampment.

Visitors will come face-to-face with knights in armour, as the knights of the Medieval Combat Society display their skills during a series of demonstrations.

They will have the chance to delve deeper into what life was like in the medieval period by interacting with wandering medieval characters, enjoying live medieval music and pottery demonstrations, and exploring living history displays on everything from medicine to fletching and cooking.

Throughout the weekend, visitors can take part in ‘have a go’ activities, making their own medieval inspired pottery, as well as creating their own rainbow dragon in a special activity to celebrate Pride in Hull.

Finally, for a small fee, visitors can try their hand at archery to see if they’d have been a master medieval archer!

For more information, including details of other events such as ‘Telling Tales of Tudor Hull’ and the ‘Back to Life Festival’, visit

young people are playing a ball game, while using kayaks in an outdoor pool. The kayaks are bright yellow and blue