The rich medieval past of St Andrews will come alive this Bank Holiday Monday at Medieval Mayhem, a free event at the Museum of the University of St Andrews.
It will give visitors the opportunity to experience life in the Middle Ages, a period when St Andrews flourished.
Visitors will be able to explore the town’s architecture as it was 600 years ago by using the latest in immersive virtual reality technology from the university’s school of computer science.
They can also try calligraphy, while university historians will be on hand to answer questions about the period and their latest discoveries from the Middle Ages.
Children and adults will also be challenged to knock down a castle wall by building their own catapult, as well as make their own armour and design their family heraldry.
Students from the university’s Shire of Caer Caledon, a society dedicated to researching and re-enacting aspects of medieval life, will don armour and use replica weapons to demonstrate medieval battle skills at 12pm and 2pm.
Learning and access curator Matt Sheard said: “Last year’s event attracted the most visitors we’ve ever seen at MUSA in a single day.
“With historians at the cutting edge of research into this fascinating period, treasure hunts and our new medieval passport for children, as well as the return of our popular catapult-building competition and weapons demonstrations, Medieval Mayhem will be bigger and better than ever this year.”