we are and what do we do
Michelham Bowmen combine archery with Living History to present a
recreation of life during medieval times. We cover the 13th- 15th
century. This is when the Priory flourished and the longbow made the
English archer the most feared opponent on the battlefield.
are a non-profit making private society, bound together not only by our
interest in archery and the Middle Ages, but also by our commitment to
hosts the Sussex Archaeological Society and their Priory team.
shoot every Saturday from 12.00 in the grounds of the beautiful and
Michelham Priory in East Sussex
make a point of engaging with members of the public who visit the
usually offer “have a go” archery to visitors.
always shoot in period costume and on special event days set up a much
Living History display which can range from a simple tablet top display
full medieval encampment. Many of our members are skilled in
and use such events as an opportunity to practice their crafts and
with the public.
are not highly competitive when it comes to shooting. Most members
for the enjoyment of shooting a longbow in a relaxed and friendly
As such we have variety of target types
we take safety seriously we try not to take ourselves too seriously.
ensues that we keep having fun with what we are doing -
Meet our Members by clicking here