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We are delighted to announce the launch of our new education programmes for KS2 and KS3 pupils at both Fort Nelson and Leeds.

We have designed our sessions to provide a more interactive and hands on experience for pupils allowing history to come life in an exciting and meaningful way.

Sessions will take place in our dedicated education centres and in the museum galleries amongst the collection pieces.

Closely linked to the National Curriculum and the needs of schools, we know our new offerings will be of interest to you.

Click on the links below to discover the new programme of education sessions at the Royal Armouries Museum Leeds and Fort Nelson near Portsmouth.

We look forward to welcoming you and your students.

Did you know?

First commercial steel melting

Benjamin Huntsman of Sheffield is widely credited with the first commercial melting of steel in around 1740, using his crucible process. However, the melting of steel had long been practiced in central Asia and India and was known as Damascus steel.