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Super Shields

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!

11am-3pm. All ages welcome.