Far from being a mere mediaeval fashion statement, the brightly coloured surcoat and shield of the armoured knight identified him to his comrades on the battlefield, indicated his status, and showed his relationship to his family. The styles and rules of heraldry may seem complex and arcane, but every coat of arms tells a story. Illustrated by a set of beautifully hand-painted shields, this display offers to unlock the codes of heraldry.
Museum Hours of Operation
10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Saturday
Admission by donation
Guided tours are available weekday afternoons for a fee of $10. Please call 604-568-9907 during business hours to book a day and time.