Oakham Castle is managed by a small and passionate team but there is room for you if you would like to get involved. We are always looking for people to help with Admin and promotion, welcoming visitors and telling some of the fascinating stories that make up the history of Oakham Castle or even helping to run some of our immensely popular craft workshops.
Think you could help out? Then contact us now and become part of our friendly team.
The Oakham Levy is a 12th Century re-enactment and living history group based at Oakham Castle. Our aim is to recreate life around the time that the great hall was built. From Knights and Archers to Cooks and Gong Farmers we want to create as rich a display as possible.
With Regular training for those wanting to improve or learn martial skills and craft and drama workshops for those wishing to depict a wider view of Norman society.
Events take place throughout the year with training taking place during the winter months. We have a private facebook group so members can stay in touch.
What do I need to do to Join?
Firstly you need a passion for history and an eye for authenticity. We want to accurately depict 12th Century life so zips and elastic are a no-no.
You should also enjoy learning new things, many re-enactors and historical interpreters make their own clothes, furniture or accessories.
Ideally you will have some sort of income as re-enactment can be an expensive hobby.
Transport would be useful as you may also find yourself with quite a lot of equipment to ferry back and forth to events.