two boys sat on a bench outside the museum in Leeds.

Community

inspired by The Royal Armouries is involved in a number of projects aimed at engaging with the local and wider communities who may be affected by issues related to our collection or who have been Inspired by… our collection or its history.

If you thought that the Royal Armouries was just about swords, guns and armour in display cases, think again!

Did you know?

A flash in the pan

This expression originates with the misfire of a flintlock or similar gun. The powder in the pan was supposed to ignite the main charge in the barrel. Sometimes only the powder in the pan flashed without firing the main charge.