Half-Term Fun: Super Shields
Sat 23 October at 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
One event on Mon 25 October, 2021 at 11:00 am
One event on Tue 26 October, 2021 at 11:00 am
Take part in our special event this half-term as part of Museums Week. Follow a trail to find coats of arms, then design your own shield – what colours and symbols will you include?
Throughout Bath Abbey, you can see coats of arms dating from the 1500s to the 1900s. Some are painted stone in the fan-vaulting (ceiling), some are stained glass windows and others are carved into marble monuments on the walls. The reasons for having a coat of arms were to identify yourself during battles, record your personal or family history and show off your achievements to others. The choice of shield shape and patterns was important to show others your values and life story. So, come and choose colours and symbols for your own shield to tell everyone all about you!
All ages welcome.