The Medieval Weekend is a family orientated festival filled to the brim with medieval entertainment and activities, taking place on July 15 & 16 at River Hamble Country Park, Bursledon, SO31 1BH.

This year’s event, celebrating the launch of the Virtual Museum of the Grace Dieu, promises to be a real hive of medieval activity, with points of interest for the entire family. So without further ado, here are just some of the fantastic things we’ve got lined up for this year’s event:

Watch medieval re-enactment performances – A crowd-pleasing entertainment show by characters from the Medieval Period

Local History is brought to life on our interactive trail, supported by the Tesco Bags of Help scheme. Guided walks will take place at 11:30am, 1pm and 3pm on both Saturday and Sunday.

Discover the legendary tales of Sir Bevis of Hampton, with performances from The Berry Theatre’s Drama Team. Performances will take place at 1pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm on both Saturday and Sunday.

Unearth forgotten wrecks with the Maritime Archaeology Trust. The discovery bus itself is an interactive mobile museum bringing history to life.

Explore topics relating to King Henry V and the Navy that dominated waters around 15th Century England with our selection of renowned writers and historians. Details of writers, timings and topics can be found here

Experience an authentic medieval village complete with cooking, crafting, herbology and arrow making demonstrations.

Encounter an archer who embarked on Henry V’s campaign, and learn about what it would have been like to be an archer in the 14th Century.

The Virtual Museum of the Grace Dieu is a new digital portal exploring the history of Henry V’s ‘great ships’, the Grace Dieu and Holigost. The Virtual Museum will be officially unveiled at 2pm on Saturday 15th.

Come along and immerse yourself in a world of medeival entertainment!

For more information on the Medieval Weekend, please visit