New Zealand

Medieval Family Day 2023

We are going back to the Middle Ages with a day of family fun! Come down to the Museum Reserve and walk among the wandering minstrels, watch a sword fight, be entertained by our jester, and create something wonderful at the Medieval Makerspace.

Waikato Medieval Carnival 2023

The fantastical medieval carnival is back! Come step back in time and enjoy the simplicity of old world games and entertainment.

Norsewood Viking Festival 2023

Combat, Horseshow, Battle, Viking crafts, Axe throwing, Viking Village, Archery, Learn about the Vikings and Viking life, Market, Music, Foodstalls and the Norwegian Fjord horses. We will like to invite you to come and have a fantastic weekend with us

Introduction to Longsword Fencing – Christchurch, New Zealand

Want to learn to sword fight? We'll be running weekly intro classes starting 12 Feb. These three sessions will cover the basics of how to fight with a longsword.


Unicorn FightClub is a series of open tournaments held over three days in central Christchurch, New Zealand - It has the format of an international HEMA competition while remaining accessible and friendly (as is the kiwi way).

Medieval Market Levin 2023

Held at Levin Showgrounds on the second Saturday in February every year!

The Trans-Tasman Buhurt Cup 2022

Come and support your local fighters and see an Australia vs NZ medieval battle competition at Brewtown, Upper Hutt on the 27th of August. Entry is free!

POSTPONED – Medieval Polynesia with Madi Williams

What was happening in South Polynesia during the European Middle Ages? A fascinating deep dive into what was happening in Aotearoa between 900 – 1600.

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