The bow and arrow is a projectile weapon system used for shooting arrows.
A bow is made of a bent flexible wooden part (the arc) and a bowstring connecting the ends of the arc. Bows were widely used for hunting and in battles from Upper Palaeolithic until firearms took over. In Rakvere castle, visitors have an opportunity to try out different bow types (longbow, composite bow, short bow, and crossbow). There is also an introduction to the history of the bow and various shooting techniques.