PICTURES: Family fun day at Medieval event at Abington Park Museum in Northampton

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Visitors enjoyed some historical fun at Abington Park in Northampton at the weekend.

The Abington Park Museum held a medieval fun day to give people an entertaining taste of life in times gone by.

Around 2,000 people attended the event and they were able to experience something of life in medieval times through living history demonstrations of cookery and medicine.

Birds of prey were there to be seen in the falconry displays and visitors were also able to practise their archery skills.

In the museum itself visitors were able to enjoy the sounds of medieval music and find out about spinning, weaving and dyeing.

Children also had the chance to make a helmet or headdress and design their own heraldic shield.

Councillor Brandon Eldred, Northampton Borough Council cabinet member for community engagement, said: “The day was a huge success with more than 2,000 people attending the event at Abington Park Museum. Visitors were able to get a taste of life in medieval times with cookery and medicine living history demonstrations. The event was just one of the extensive programme of activities we have over the summer holiday.”