Academy of Historical Arts

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Welcome to the official website for the Academy of Historical Arts.

The Academy of Historical Arts exists to promote the study of history through the medium of the historical, martial and creative arts.

We are an umbrella organisation to coordinate and aid the research and practices undertaken by our component groups and societies. Our belief is that if many like-minded groups work together towards a common goal then the end result is so much greater than if every group tries to work alone.

Several different activities are studied and taught in the Academy, including historical fencing (with medieval, renaissance and early modern weapons), heritage crafting, musical tuition and personal development. We organise and run several events throughout Scotland every year, and we work closely with museums, universities and schools.