Raphael Historic Falconry

Over the years we have been invited to work at some truly prestigious venues including Windsor Castle, The British Library, The National History Museum London, Hampton Court Palace, Stonehenge, The Royal Armouries and many more. We feature regularly at Alnwick Castle and have been exclusive suppliers of historic falconry to English Heritage for 20 years. We value smaller clients just as much and happily undertake work for schools, charities and local venues too.

We are passionate about the heritage of falconry and the battles our ancestors fought to keep the art alive through ever-changing social times. Those are the stories we tell as part of our work. Plus the fascinating folklore and natural history of our feathered friends.

Owl drawing
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Our birds are the heart of our business - they are family. We have a working team of 24 raptors of predominantly authentic species who all fly. Some have been with us since the very beginning and all enjoy a high quality of life until the end. Unlike zoo animals our birds live in the peace and tranquility of a private home, we do not allow members of the public to visit us, not even by arrangement. Our birds earn their own keep and we are completely dedicated to them.

We perform at historic events, rural shows, events of history and culture, academic days etc. Our recreations could be described as theatre with birds; performances with scripted stories and structured flights, truly exciting live presentations.....for whichever historic era you choose.

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