Medieval Festival 2015

Admission: $10 adults, $8 seniors/students with ID. Free for members and children 3 and under.

Have you ever heard a minstrel play a hurdy-gurdy, or tried your hand at spinning wool? Travel back to a time when illuminated manuscripts and stained glass windows were made to kindle heavenly inspiration.

Watch as J. Kenneth Leap and his apprentices paint and assemble stained glass windows by hand.

Learn about the art of manuscript illumination, and then see a Gutenberg-style printing press in action.

Enjoy music played on replica period instruments, and join students from Bryn Athyn College on the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela.

Learn about the influence of religion on medieval weaponry and cheer your favored knight in a sword battle.

Try spinning wool, explore the galleries, take our cell phone audio tour, and rejuvenate at our Castle Café. Come in medieval costume and get a prize!

Please note: at this event the elevator stops at the 1st floor and the Tower only. Please use the stairs while exploring Glencairn Museum’s galleries on all other floors.

No wheelchairs beyond the first floor. No backpack-style baby carriers.

Photography for private use is permitted. No flash, tripods, selfie-sticks or videography.

VIEW photos from the Medieval Festival.