Family Workshop at The Cloisters

Shields and Symbols

In the Middle Ages, people used colors, metals, and special designs to symbolize who they were and what they did. Learn about the medieval language of heraldry, and create your own shield to take home.

Free with Museum admission

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Group Tours at The Cloisters

Explore The Cloisters museum and gardens, the Museum's northern-Manhattan branch dedicated to medieval art and architecture, on a guided or self-guided visit with your group.


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