Royal Armouries Museums

There is always lots to see and do at the Royal Armouries.
Our museums are open every day and admission is free!

Opening times

10am to 5pm (last entry 4.30pm)

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21 Pages

1. Museum History

The Royal Armouries is Britain’s oldest museum, and one of the oldest museums in the world.

2. Leeds History

The history of the Royal Armouries from 1996, in its new purpose built museum in Leeds

3. Leeds Events

Available every weekend
Crossbow Range
Jester’s Yard
Discover
Hands-on
Explore

4. History of the Collection

A history of the Royal Armouries and its collection from its founding in the Tower of London to the present day.

5. Crossbow Range

Come and try your skills in the crossbow shooting gallery

6. Self-Led Visits

Our museum is an ideal site for exploring topics in History, Art and Design, English and Local History. There is no single route through its galleries giving you the freedom to plan your groups’ activities.

7. Inspired by... The craft of the armourer

The Royal Armouries is delighted to work with local artist Shaun Casey on this, the first ‘Inspired by…’ exhibition at the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds.

8. Maps to Museum

Route maps to Royal Armouries Leeds for visitors to download and print out.

9. Leeds Education

Information for teachers and others planning a group educational visit to the Royal Armouries in Leeds, West Yorkshire.

10. What's On

Our summer events run Saturday 23 July to Sunday 4 September

Charge down to the museum for loads of summer fun. Come rain or shine there’s always something exciting going on.

11. Home

Royal Armouries – National Museum of Arms and Armour, keeper of Tower of London history, and the National Collection of Artillery. Museums in Leeds, West Yorkshire; Tower of London; and Fareham, Portsmouth, Hampshire.

12. Inspired by... Northern Film School Collaboration

Film students have been helping bring history to life in a collaboration between the Royal Armouries and the Northern Film School, part of Leeds Metropolitan University.

13. Curators talks

As some of the world’s leading experts in arms and armour, our curators can give talks on a wide range of arms and armour, and related topics.

14. See us on Flickr

Our visitors love taking pictures of our museums and our fantastic objects. Now you can enjoy them too, using the Flickr® slideshow share function. Select one of our museums and see what our visitors love most about our museums and our beautiful objects.

15. Visit

Visitor information for all four of the Royal Armouries sites.

16. Inspired by... The craft of the armourer exhibition

An exhibition of drawings by local Leeds illustrator Sean Casey on display in the Tournament gallery in the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds.

17. A War Within

A War Within is a photographic exhibition by photojournalist James Arthur Allen and raises awareness of mental health difficulties experienced by veterans and the wider Armed Forces’ community.

18. Littlecote: The English Civil War Armoury

The Littlecote House armoury is the most important surviving armoury of the English Civil Wars. This volume deals with the back­ground to the armoury and includes a full catalogue of its contents.

19. Key Stage 1 - Middle Ages: A Knight's Tale

Children can explore what life was like as a knight, where he would have lived and meet a real ‘knight’.

20. Inspired by: The Last Stand

Marc Wilson is a photographer based in Bath, England whose fine art work is based in the genre of documentary landscape photography. This exhibition documents physical remnants of the second world war in the British isles and Northern Europe. It is part o

21. Goody Bags

Royal Armouries provides a Goody Bag service for visiting schools to maximise your time in the museum.

188 Events

1. Surviving the Peace

Talks and workshops to accompany the Surviving the Peace exhibition.

2. Beyond Calculation

Throughout the month of November the names of the 10,000 men from Leeds who’s lives were lost during the First World War will be read out.

3. Remember, Reflect, Re-act

This month is an opportunity to think about the way people’s lives have been affected by war, both in the past and through to the present day.

4. Armistice Day

The 90th Anniversary of Armistice Day.

5. Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday poppy drop.

6. Trench Warfare

A talk and handling session on Trench Warfare.

7. Easter school holiday activities

Easter school holiday activities

8. Cadet 150

Join C Company, Corp of Drums, Army Cadet Force as they celebrate 150 years of the Cadet movement.

9. Remember, Reflect, React

A month of remembrance for all those who sacrificed so much, and a chance to reflect on the consequences of warfare.

10. Remember, Reflect, React

A month of remembrance for all those who sacrificed so much, and a chance to reflect on the consequences of warfare.

11. Remembrance Interpretations

Interpretations honour the dead of all wars, across all the ages, who have have nobly sacrificed their lives for a cause.

12. Remembrance Interpretations

Interpretations honour the dead of all wars, across all the ages, who have have nobly sacrificed their lives for a cause.

13. For the Fallen

A reading aloud from the Roll of Honour those members of Leeds citizenry who gave their lives during the Second World War.

14. For the Fallen

A reading aloud from the Roll of Honour those members of Leeds citizenry who gave their lives during the Second World War.

15. Have-a-Go Sword Fighting

Come and learn sword fighting with Royal Armouries sword fighters.

16. Have-a-Go Sword Fighting

Come and learn sword fighting with Royal Armouries sword fighters.

17. Have-a-Go Sword Fighting

Come and learn sword fighting with Royal Armouries sword fighters.

18. Have-a-Go Sword Fighting

Come and learn sword fighting with Royal Armouries sword fighters.

19. Dragons' Den

Explore the mystical East and discover treasures from Japan and China.

20. SPIES & SECRET AGENTS

School holiday activities for families.

21. MOTHER'S DAY

Treat your Mum to a right royal day out!

22. NAPOLEONIC WEEKEND

Bringing history to life.

23. PIRATES

School holiday activities for families.

24. Adult Art Workshop: Introduction to printing

90 minute adult art workshop programme will introduce you a variety of inspiring and creative classes. Led by our specialised tutor, these workshops are small, friendly and relaxed. All materials provided.

25. Adult Art Workshop: Introduction to felt making

90 minute adult art workshop programme will introduce you a variety of inspiring and creative classes. Led by our specialised tutor, these workshops are small, friendly and relaxed. All materials provided.

26. DUELLING WEAPONS

An introduction to the art and social history of duelling and a closer look at the duellist’s weapons of choice and their origins.

27. INDIAN SWORDS

Explore the diversity of Indian swords from the talwar to the firanghi, the katar to the khanjar.

28. Working Together

One-day MLA, ITT event for museum and archive education professionals.

29. The Real Iron Men

Forget Hollywood, forget special effects, forget CGI – come and see real iron men in real 3D doing battle live in front of your eyes.

30. Father’s Day

With Armouries Square full of vintage vehicles, and knights clashing in the Father’s Day joust – it’s time to bring your Dad to see our big boys’ toys!

31. British Armed Forces Day

Show your support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community.

32. The King's Challenge

Have you got what it takes to be a King’s Challenge Champion?

33. Blitz Weekend

70 years on from one of the darkest and most heroic times in the nation’s history we celebrate the spirit of the age through 1940s music, food and dance.

34. English Civil War Weekend

An interactive insight into life in the 17th century. Meet soldiers from both sides of the divide, take part in military drills, experience live cannon firings and thrilling cavalry displays.

35. Medi-Evil Mischief!

Dare you visit the museum this half term? Fun activities for families.

36. Remember Reflect React

Special events throughout this month of remembrance.

37. 1940's Christmas

Find out how they celebrated Christmas during the Second World War and how they created a festive Christmas on daily rations? Join us for a weekend of simple seasonal pleasures – home-made presents, decorations, wartime stories and music.

38. FALCONRY SHOW

Our falconers and their magnificent birds of prey bring history to life in thrilling demonstrations of this ancient sport.

39. FALCONRY SHOW

Our falconers and their magnificent birds of prey bring history to life in thrilling demonstrations of this ancient sport.

40. FALCONRY SHOW

Our falconers and their magnificent birds of prey bring history to life in thrilling demonstrations of this ancient sport.

41. FALCONRY SHOW

Our falconers and their magnificent birds of prey bring history to life in thrilling demonstrations of this ancient sport.

42. FALCONRY SHOW

Our falconers and their magnificent birds of prey bring history to life in thrilling demonstrations of this ancient sport.

43. FALCONRY SHOW

Our falconers and their magnificent birds of prey bring history to life in thrilling demonstrations of this ancient sport.

44. FALCONRY SHOW

Our falconers and their magnificent birds of prey bring history to life in thrilling demonstrations of this ancient sport.

45. FALCONRY SHOW

Our falconers and their magnificent birds of prey bring history to life in thrilling demonstrations of this ancient sport.

46. FALCONRY SHOW

Our falconers and their magnificent birds of prey bring history to life in thrilling demonstrations of this ancient sport.

47. FALCONRY SHOW

Our falconers and their magnificent birds of prey bring history to life in thrilling demonstrations of this ancient sport.

48. FALCONRY SHOW

Our falconers and their magnificent birds of prey bring history to life in thrilling demonstrations of this ancient sport.

49. FALCONRY SHOW

Our falconers and their magnificent birds of prey bring history to life in thrilling demonstrations of this ancient sport.

50. FALCONRY SHOW

Our falconers and their magnificent birds of prey bring history to life in thrilling demonstrations of this ancient sport.

51. FALCONRY SHOW

Our falconers and their magnificent birds of prey bring history to life in thrilling demonstrations of this ancient sport.

52. FALCONRY SHOW

Our falconers and their magnificent birds of prey bring history to life in thrilling demonstrations of this ancient sport.

53. FALCONRY SHOW

Our falconers and their magnificent birds of prey bring history to life in thrilling demonstrations of this ancient sport.

54. FALCONRY SHOW

Our falconers and their magnificent birds of prey bring history to life in thrilling demonstrations of this ancient sport.

55. FALCONRY SHOW

Our falconers and their magnificent birds of prey bring history to life in thrilling demonstrations of this ancient sport.

56. FALCONRY SHOW

Our falconers and their magnificent birds of prey bring history to life in thrilling demonstrations of this ancient sport.

57. FALCONRY SHOW

Our falconers and their magnificent birds of prey bring history to life in thrilling demonstrations of this ancient sport.

58. FALCONRY SHOW

Our falconers and their magnificent birds of prey bring history to life in thrilling demonstrations of this ancient sport.

59. FALCONRY SHOW

Our falconers and their magnificent birds of prey bring history to life in thrilling demonstrations of this ancient sport.

60. FALCONRY SHOW

Our falconers and their magnificent birds of prey bring history to life in thrilling demonstrations of this ancient sport.

61. FALCONRY SHOW

Our falconers and their magnificent birds of prey bring history to life in thrilling demonstrations of this ancient sport.

62. FALCONRY SHOW

Our falconers and their magnificent birds of prey bring history to life in thrilling demonstrations of this ancient sport.

63. FALCONRY SHOW

Our falconers and their magnificent birds of prey bring history to life in thrilling demonstrations of this ancient sport.

64. FALCONRY SHOW

Our falconers and their magnificent birds of prey bring history to life in thrilling demonstrations of this ancient sport.

65. FALCONRY SHOW

Our falconers and their magnificent birds of prey bring history to life in thrilling demonstrations of this ancient sport.

66. FALCONRY SHOW

Our falconers and their magnificent birds of prey bring history to life in thrilling demonstrations of this ancient sport.

67. FALCONRY SHOW

Our falconers and their magnificent birds of prey bring history to life in thrilling demonstrations of this ancient sport.

68. FALCONRY SHOW

Our falconers and their magnificent birds of prey bring history to life in thrilling demonstrations of this ancient sport.

69. FALCONRY SHOW

Our falconers and their magnificent birds of prey bring history to life in thrilling demonstrations of this ancient sport.

70. FALCONRY SHOW

Our falconers and their magnificent birds of prey bring history to life in thrilling demonstrations of this ancient sport.

71. FALCONRY SHOW

Our falconers and their magnificent birds of prey bring history to life in thrilling demonstrations of this ancient sport.

72. FALCONRY SHOW

Our falconers and their magnificent birds of prey bring history to life in thrilling demonstrations of this ancient sport.

73. FALCONRY SHOW

Our falconers and their magnificent birds of prey bring history to life in thrilling demonstrations of this ancient sport.

74. FALCONRY SHOW

Our falconers and their magnificent birds of prey bring history to life in thrilling demonstrations of this ancient sport.

75. FALCONRY SHOW

Our falconers and their magnificent birds of prey bring history to life in thrilling demonstrations of this ancient sport.

76. FALCONRY SHOW

Our falconers and their magnificent birds of prey bring history to life in thrilling demonstrations of this ancient sport.

77. FALCONRY SHOW

Our falconers and their magnificent birds of prey bring history to life in thrilling demonstrations of this ancient sport.

78. FALCONRY SHOW

Our falconers and their magnificent birds of prey bring history to life in thrilling demonstrations of this ancient sport.

79. FALCONRY SHOW

Our falconers and their magnificent birds of prey bring history to life in thrilling demonstrations of this ancient sport.

80. FALCONRY SHOW

Our falconers and their magnificent birds of prey bring history to life in thrilling demonstrations of this ancient sport.

81. FALCONRY SHOW

Our falconers and their magnificent birds of prey bring history to life in thrilling demonstrations of this ancient sport.

82. FALCONRY SHOW

Our falconers and their magnificent birds of prey bring history to life in thrilling demonstrations of this ancient sport.

83. FALCONRY SHOW

Our falconers and their magnificent birds of prey bring history to life in thrilling demonstrations of this ancient sport.

84. FALCONRY SHOW

Our falconers and their magnificent birds of prey bring history to life in thrilling demonstrations of this ancient sport.

85. FALCONRY SHOW

Our falconers and their magnificent birds of prey bring history to life in thrilling demonstrations of this ancient sport.

86. FALCONRY SHOW

Our falconers and their magnificent birds of prey bring history to life in thrilling demonstrations of this ancient sport.

87. FALCONRY SHOW

Our falconers and their magnificent birds of prey bring history to life in thrilling demonstrations of this ancient sport.

88. FALCONRY SHOW

Our falconers and their magnificent birds of prey bring history to life in thrilling demonstrations of this ancient sport.

89. FALCONRY SHOW

Our falconers and their magnificent birds of prey bring history to life in thrilling demonstrations of this ancient sport.

90. FALCONRY SHOW

Our falconers and their magnificent birds of prey bring history to life in thrilling demonstrations of this ancient sport.

91. FALCONRY SHOW

Our falconers and their magnificent birds of prey bring history to life in thrilling demonstrations of this ancient sport.

92. FALCONRY SHOW

Our falconers and their magnificent birds of prey bring history to life in thrilling demonstrations of this ancient sport.

93. FALCONRY SHOW

Our falconers and their magnificent birds of prey bring history to life in thrilling demonstrations of this ancient sport.

94. FALCONRY SHOW

Our falconers and their magnificent birds of prey bring history to life in thrilling demonstrations of this ancient sport.

95. FALCONRY SHOW

Our falconers and their magnificent birds of prey bring history to life in thrilling demonstrations of this ancient sport.

96. FALCONRY SHOW

Our falconers and their magnificent birds of prey bring history to life in thrilling demonstrations of this ancient sport.

97. FALCONRY SHOW

Our falconers and their magnificent birds of prey bring history to life in thrilling demonstrations of this ancient sport.

98. FALCONRY SHOW

Our falconers and their magnificent birds of prey bring history to life in thrilling demonstrations of this ancient sport.

99. Interpreting battlefield finds: Making the most of museums

A conference in association with The Battlefields Trust.

100. Interpreting battlefield finds: Making the most of museums

A conference in association with The Battlefields Trust.

101. Book Signing

Mike Loades, military historian and historical weapons expert, will be at the museum to sign copies of his new book on 7 November 2010 at 2pm.

102. Beasts

Exotic animals from the Orient
Half-term activities for all the family.

103. Fakes, Forgeries & Replicas

Arms and armour made to deceive, dupe and enjoy!

104. Santa's Grotto

Visit Santa and his elves in his winter wonderland grotto at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds.

105. Spooky October Half Term in Leeds

Experience thrills and chills for all the family this Halloween at the Museum.

106. Hair-raising Horse Show

Spooktacular stunt riders will send chills down your spine in this hair-raising horse show.

107. Night at the Museum

Visit the Museum after hours for a whole host of horrible activities, including a spooktacular show and fancy dress competition!

108. The SAS War Diary 1941-45

A lecture by SAS war diary collator Gordon Stevens followed by an opportunity to examine this unique diary and handle genuine WWII SAS weapons from the Royal Armouries collection.

109. Dragon Tales

Hunt for the Royal Armouries dragons. Enter the maze and save the princess if you are brave enough. See the real live dragons this half-term.

110. History Market

Royal Armouries Museum is proud to present their first re-enactors’ market.

111. SPOOKY Leeds!

Dare you come down to the museum this October half term – there’ll be lots of Halloween fun for all the family.

112. Royal Week

Royal Family Fun Days for all the family.

113. Horsepower!

An entertaining and illuminating lecture exploring the evolution of tournaments from training for war to extreme sport.

114. The Traipse - sword-dancing, music and storytelling

‘The Traipse’ is a specially formed troupe of seven sword-dancers, storytellers and musicians, that takes a modern twist on traditional sword dancing.

115. Olympic Torch Relay

Come and join us to cheer on the Olympic Torch Bearers as they visit Leeds on Monday 25 June.

116. Bird of prey flying show

An exciting show featuring a wide variety of birds of prey, including the Golden Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, Barn Owl, Eagle Owl and many more!

117. Bird of prey flying show

An exciting show featuring a wide variety of birds of prey, including the Golden Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, Barn Owl, Eagle Owl and many more!

118. Bird of prey flying show

An exciting show featuring a wide variety of birds of prey, including the Golden Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, Barn Owl, Eagle Owl and many more!

119. Bird of prey flying show

An exciting show featuring a wide variety of birds of prey, including the Golden Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, Barn Owl, Eagle Owl and many more!

120. Assassin's Creed III - live demos

See the new Assassin’s Creed III game in action at the Royal Armouries, Leeds. Designed from the ground up over more than two years, Assassin’s Creed III takes one of gaming’s most beloved franchises to new heights.

121. Assassin's Creed III - live demos

See the new Assassin’s Creed III game in action at the Royal Armouries, Leeds. Designed from the ground up over more than two years, Assassin’s Creed III takes one of gaming’s most beloved franchises to new heights.

122. Assassin's Creed III - live demos

See the new Assassin’s Creed III game in action at the Royal Armouries, Leeds. Designed from the ground up over more than two years, Assassin’s Creed III takes one of gaming’s most beloved franchises to new heights.

123. Assassin's Creed III - live demos

See the new Assassin’s Creed III game in action at the Royal Armouries, Leeds. Designed from the ground up over more than two years, Assassin’s Creed III takes one of gaming’s most beloved franchises to new heights.

124. We Want Your Ideas - Public Workshops

Public workshops on museum gallery improvements

125. We Want Your Ideas - Public Workshops

Public workshops on museum gallery improvements

126. Family Halloween Party

A frightfully good Halloween party with disco, fancy dress and children’s entertainment.

127. OTHER RANKS

A multi-sensory installation brings to life the role of the British Army’s “squaddies”.

128. OTHER RANKS

A multi-sensory installation brings to life the role of the British Army’s “squaddies”.

129. SEMINAR - BATTLE OF TOWTON, 1461

Find out how the bloodiest battle of the War of the Roses unfolded and handle contemporary pieces from the Royal Armouries collections.

130. SEMINAR - BATTLE OF TOWTON, 1461

Find out how the bloodiest battle of the War of the Roses unfolded and handle contemporary pieces from the Royal Armouries collections.

131. THE EMOTIONAL IMPACT OF TRAUMA

An opportunity to learn more about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and how it can affect those who suffer with it.

132. THE LAST STAND

This exhibition documents physical remnants of the second world war in the British isles and Northern Europe.

133. THE LAST STAND

This exhibition documents physical remnants of the second world war in the British isles and Northern Europe.

134. LECTURE: RICHARD III – THE VIOLENT DEATH OF THE KING IN THE CAR PARK

Join Bob Woosnam-Savage and learn in detail how his forensic investigations helped lead the archaeological team to the identification of the remains of Richard III.

135. LECTURE: TOURNAMENT: COMBAT AND CONTEST

Join Karen Watts, Senior Curator of Armour, for an informative and entertaining lecture about tournaments.

136. LECTURE: BUFFALO BILL AND THE WILD WEST

Emeritus Curator Graeme Rimer discusses the life and times of William F. Cody, better known as ‘Buffalo Bill’.

137. LECTURE: PEACE THROUGH SUPERIOR FIREPOWER

Join Jonathan Ferguson, Curator of Firearms, and find out which pieces of sci-fi weapons technology have made it into the real world, and which remain in the realm of fantasy.

138. LECTURE: THE IRAQI SUPERGUN AND DR BULL

Join Mark Murray-Flutter, Senior Curator of Firearms, to discover more about the infamous Iraqi ‘Super Gun’ and its capabilities.

139. LECTURE: JAPANESE GIFT ARMOUR

Join Thom Richardson to find out more about some of the oldest Japanese armours in the museum’s collection.

140. SEMINAR: ARMS AND ARMOUR OF THE WARS OF THE THREE KINGDOMS

A special all-day seminar on English Civil War including lectures on arms and armour of the seventeenth century, collections handling session and guided tours of the museum’s galleries.

141. SEMINAR - PIRACY AND CONFLICT

Explore the weapons used by pirates through history with curator of Firearms, Jonathan Ferguson.

142. SEMINAR: WEAPONS AND THE MOVIES

Handle historic objects from our collection and weapons made by movie special effects team, WETA Workshop.

143. SEMINAR: WAR GAMING

Join our curators to handle a selection of real firearms and swords featured in classic and more recent games.

144. SEMINAR: GANGSTERS' PARADISE

Bank robbers, smugglers, public enemies and police corruption, discover the real weapons of criminals.

145. REGIA ANGLORUM RE-ENACTMENT GROUP

History comes to life, with British Living History group Regia Anglorum, as they re-enact Norman skirmishes and archer skills in our outdoor arena.

146. HAVE-A-GO ARCHERY

Become an Archer for the day and see how far you can shoot an arrow. Watch the experts in action, before having a go.

147. HAVE-A-GO ARCHERY

Become an Archer for the day and see how far you can shoot an arrow. Watch the experts in action, before having a go.

148. SUMMER KNIGHTS

Summer events for all the family this summer at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds.

149. FALCONRY EXPERIENCE

A fantastic opportunity to handle, feed and fly eagles, owls and falcons.

150. FALCONRY EXPERIENCE

A fantastic opportunity to handle, feed and fly eagles, owls and falcons.

151. FALCONRY EXPERIENCE

A fantastic opportunity to handle, feed and fly eagles, owls and falcons.

152. FALCONRY EXPERIENCE

A fantastic opportunity to handle, feed and fly eagles, owls and falcons.

153. FALCONRY EXPERIENCE

A fantastic opportunity to handle, feed and fly eagles, owls and falcons.

154. FALCONRY EXPERIENCE

A fantastic opportunity to handle, feed and fly eagles, owls and falcons.

155. FALCONRY EXPERIENCE

A fantastic opportunity to handle, feed and fly eagles, owls and falcons.

156. FALCONRY EXPERIENCE

A fantastic opportunity to handle, feed and fly eagles, owls and falcons.

157. FALCONRY EXPERIENCE

A fantastic opportunity to handle, feed and fly eagles, owls and falcons.

158. FALCONRY EXPERIENCE

A fantastic opportunity to handle, feed and fly eagles, owls and falcons.

159. FALCONRY EXPERIENCE

A fantastic opportunity to handle, feed and fly eagles, owls and falcons.

160. FALCONRY EXPERIENCE

A fantastic opportunity to handle, feed and fly eagles, owls and falcons.

161. FALCONRY EXPERIENCE

A fantastic opportunity to handle, feed and fly eagles, owls and falcons.

162. FALCONRY EXPERIENCE

A fantastic opportunity to handle, feed and fly eagles, owls and falcons.

163. FALCONRY EXPERIENCE

A fantastic opportunity to handle, feed and fly eagles, owls and falcons.

164. FALCONRY EXPERIENCE

A fantastic opportunity to handle, feed and fly eagles, owls and falcons.

165. FALCONRY EXPERIENCE

A fantastic opportunity to handle, feed and fly eagles, owls and falcons.

166. FALCONRY EXPERIENCE

A fantastic opportunity to handle, feed and fly eagles, owls and falcons.

167. FALCONRY EXPERIENCE

A fantastic opportunity to handle, feed and fly eagles, owls and falcons.

168. FALCONRY EXPERIENCE

A fantastic opportunity to handle, feed and fly eagles, owls and falcons.

169. FALCONRY EXPERIENCE

A fantastic opportunity to handle, feed and fly eagles, owls and falcons.

170. FALCONRY EXPERIENCE

A fantastic opportunity to handle, feed and fly eagles, owls and falcons.

171. FALCONRY EXPERIENCE

A fantastic opportunity to handle, feed and fly eagles, owls and falcons.

172. FALCONRY EXPERIENCE

A fantastic opportunity to handle, feed and fly eagles, owls and falcons.

173. FALCONRY EXPERIENCE

A fantastic opportunity to handle, feed and fly eagles, owls and falcons.

174. FALCONRY EXPERIENCE

A fantastic opportunity to handle, feed and fly eagles, owls and falcons.

175. FALCONRY EXPERIENCE

A fantastic opportunity to handle, feed and fly eagles, owls and falcons.

176. FALCONRY EXPERIENCE

A fantastic opportunity to handle, feed and fly eagles, owls and falcons.

177. FALCONRY EXPERIENCE

A fantastic opportunity to handle, feed and fly eagles, owls and falcons.

178. RAGE - ROYAL ARMOURIES GAMING EVENT

A gaming tournament, part of the GCN Yorkshire Open Tournament.

179. RAGE - ROYAL ARMOURIES GAMING EVENT

A gaming tournament, part of the GCN Yorkshire Open Tournament.

180. SEMINAR - The arms and armour of the First World War

Get hands on with the deadly machines of the most destructive conflict in history and learn how Victorian technology was adapted to suit the tactics of this ‘modern’ warfare.

181. SEMINAR - The arms and armour of the First World War

Get hands on with the deadly machines of the most destructive conflict in history and learn how Victorian technology was adapted to suit the tactics of this ‘modern’ warfare.

182. SEMINAR - Swords of Asia

Examine swords from across the Asian continent and learn the manufacturing and decorative techniques involved in their creation.

183. SEMINAR - Fakes and forgeries

Delegates will handle and study some of the museum’s most remarkable fakes, consider how these were produced and learn how fakes may be identified.

184. SEMINAR - Unusual and obscure arms and armour

Join our expert curatorial staff to learn about some of the more obscure and unusual elements of the Royal Armouries’ collections.

185. SEMINAR - European Edged Weapons

Get to grips with important and unique weapons from the Bronze Age and the Middle Ages, basket-hilts, small-swords and even swords from the movies.

186. TALK - Samuel Colt: the Yorkshire connection

Join Curator Emeritus Peter Smithurst to find out more about Samuel Colt and his connection with Yorkshire.

187. TALK - The violent death of King Richard III

Join curator Robert Woosnam-Savage to hear how historical and archaeological evidence uncovered the events leading to the death of Richard III.

188. INSPIRED BY: HERALDRY

The Yorkshire Heraldry Society’s fascinating new exhibition opening at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds.


22 Press Releases

1. WORLD’S LARGEST SPORTING RIFLE TO GO ON DISPLAY IN LEEDS

The world’s largest and most powerful genuine sporting rifle is set to go on permanent display in the Hunting Gallery at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds.

2. Send your kids to Spy Skool this half term

Have you got what it takes to crack the codes and be a super sleuth? Come and test your spy skills at the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds, and beat the half-term holiday blues. (February 13 to 21).

3. Explore the mysteries of the East this weekend in Leeds

Banish the last of the January blues and discover treasures from Japan and China at the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds, this weekend (January 30 and 31).

4. We will remember them

Britain’s oldest museum pays tribute to the nation’s war dead during November in a poignant month of Remembrance.

5. Royal Armouries to host major international conference in Leeds

Experts from around the world will travel to the Royal Armouries (RA) in Leeds for a major international conference on the study of Renaissance arms and armour.

6. Royal Armouries backs the bid to “bring football home”

The Royal Armouries in Leeds is adding its voice to the hundreds of local people, businesses and organisations that are hoping to bring the World Cup party to West Yorkshire, with games being played at Leeds United’s Elland Road.

7. Showcase movie exhibition puts Royal Armouries in the running for a tourism Oscar

Britain’s oldest museum, the Royal Armouries in Leeds, is in the running for a Yorkshire tourism award following the success of its exciting exhibition – Arms and Armour from the Movies: The Wonderful World of Weta.

8. Unique “hand cannon” on show at Royal Armouries in Leeds

A unique “hand cannon” – measuring less than 10 inches long and dating to the late 14th or early 15th Century – has been gifted to the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds.

9. Royal Armouries Museum to host one-day event for museum and archive education professionals

A one-day event on May 6 for museum and archive education professionals. Led by speakers from three different ITT providers, the free event also examines the ways in which ITT Institutions and museums and archives have worked together.

10. Six impressive cannon go on display at Britain’s oldest museum

Six newly-restored cannon are due to be unveiled at the Royal Armouries (RA) Museum, Leeds, on Thursday 22 April – creating a “wow factor” as visitors arrive at Clarence Dock.

11. Live and Dangerously Entertaining the Real Iron Men

Forget the glamour and glitz of Hollywood! At the Royal Armouries there are no special effects or CGI – just real iron men in full on live combat, doing battle in front of your eyes.

12. Ann Green receives CBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Armouries, Ann Green, receives CBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

13. The Royal Armouries rolls out its big boys’ toys for Fathers’ Day

The Royal Armouries has lined up an action-packed programme of events to mark the Fathers’ Day weekend, including authentic medieval jousting on Saturday and Sunday (June 19 and 20), falconry displays, and “have a go” sword sessions for the kids.

14. The 'Armed Man' comes home

Royal Armouries is delighted to be collaborating with Sing Live UK on three performances of The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace by Karl Jenkins.

15. Closure to Royal Armouries museums

Museums closed due to extreme weather conditions.

16. Brand new education sessions launched at the Royal Armouries, Leeds

The Royal Armouries in Leeds launches a new hands-on, interactive schools programme today (September 28), building on the Sandford Award winning sessions of previous years.

17. Thrills and Chills for all the Family this Halloween

Prepare to be seriously scared – head on down to the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds, this half-term for a host of Halloween horrors.

18. Royal Armouries bids farewell to its long-standing chairman

Royal Armouries’ chairman Ann Green CBE has bowed out following 13 highly successful years at the helm of Britain’s oldest museum.

19. IRON MAN GOES ON SHOW IN THE HALL OF STEEL

A spectacular replica of the suit worn by super hero Iron Man is now a major attraction at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds.

20. Knights in Shining Armour to battle it out for The Tournament of the Griffin

Cheer on your favourite knight in shining armour as jousters clash head to head in an August Bank Holiday Tournament at the Royal Armouries Museum next weekend (August 25 to 27).

21. THE DARK KNIGHTS ARE DRAWING IN – HALLOWEEN TRICKS AND TREATS THIS HALF-TERM

Head to the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds, this half-term for a host of spooky horrors, including a chance to explore the myth and legend behind the mysterious world of vampires.

22. SHARP-SHOOTING WILD WEST FUN

See history come to life at the Royal Armouries in Leeds this February half-term (February 15 to 23) as the museum transports visitors to the sharp-shooting world of the Wild West.