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Royal Armouries Museum

Saxon sagas

Saxons, Storytelling
£5 per pupil

Let your pupils uncover the mystery of the famous Pioneer helmet in our outstanding workshop.

See our  Saxons Learning Resources for free videos, images and audio files to use with your pupils to enhance their learning.

Workshop content

Pupils will work as a team as they work against the clock to excavate the archaeological site of the Pioneer helmet to discover who it belonged to and what it tells us about early Anglo-Saxon beliefs.

Pupils will raise their drinking horns and bash their shields as they bring to life the Legend of Beowulf, his boar crested helmet and the monster Grendel in an interactive storytelling session.

Curriculum focus

• English (Storytelling, Drama)
• History (Saxons)

Gallery links

War Gallery (Early War, Medieval)


90 minute workshop


Please contact us to make a booking or if you have any questions.

Email Address


07785 692 443

Postal address

Education Team
Royal Armouries Museum
LS10 1LT
United Kingdom

Learning packs and resources

RAM Teachers Pack 2021-22 COVID SAFE (pdf, 330 KB)

Contact our communications team if you require documents in an alternative format.