Did You Know There’s a Sword Museum in Grand Rapids?
If you're looking for something to do over spring break, this could be something out of the ordinary. A new museum showcasing swords and other historical weapons has opened up in the Grand Rapids area.
The Swordsmanship Museum and Academy is holding it's soft opening this week. It appears they've been holding events and classes for the past few years with the goal of opening a brick and mortar location - which is now happening!
Monday April 4, 3:30p.m. to 6:30p.m.
Tuesday April 5, 12p.m. to 6p.m.
Wednesday April 6 3:30p.m. to 6:30p.m
Thursday April 7 12p.m to 6p.m.
The new museum is located at 3926 West River Dr. in Comstock Park.
Cost is $5 per person and kids 3 and under are free.
During the soft opening, you can take an early look at the new museum's exhibits and galleries featuring rare and unusual artifacts, quality replicas, and interactive displays. There's also a kids area with coloring and a castle play set.
The museum says they offer a unique experience where visitors can view swords and weapons used in the military, for sport, and for show throughout history.
The Swordsmanship Museum and Academy also offers classes for students to learn how to use those weapons in what they call "historical martial arts".
Previous classes have included a Lightsaber Techniques Class and Introduction to Longsword.
Beginning this month, The Swordsmanship Museum and Academy is offering a Civil War Saber Combat Class and English Longbow Archery.
You can find out more about the classes at The Swordsmanship Museum and Academy here.
For updated information on the official grand opening, follow The Swordsmanship Museum on Facebook.