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HENRY VIII RETURNS TO LEEDS CASTLE IN KENT 15 April 2014
Henry VIII will return to Leeds Castle in Kent in the form of two of his most iconic pieces of armour as part of the Medieval Festival.
APPEAL JUDGEMENT WILL PROTECT OUR NATIONAL HERITAGE 15 April 2014
The Royal Armouries has welcomed the appeal judgment in the Court of Arches preventing the sale of an armet from Wootton St Lawrence church, near Basingstoke in Hampshire.
POWER AND MIGHT OF THE BIG GUNS 10 April 2014
Join uniformed gun crews from the Portsdown Artillery Volunteers (PAV) at Fort Nelson on Easter Sunday (April 20) as they fire a British Land Service mortar – one of the guns upon which fortification defence depended.
FIRING UP FOR THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS 27 March 2014
A Drill Sergeant will put children through their paces at the Royal Armouries Museum, Fort Nelson, during the Easter school holidays (Monday, April 7 to Thursday, April 17) as they learn to follow an authentic 19th century gun drill.
KNIGHTS, MYTHS & MAGIC - A LEGENDARY DAY OUT THIS EASTER 27 March 2014
Discover the world of knights, myths and magic at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds this Easter – along with the history behind the national collection of arms and armour.
ROLLING OUT THE BIG GUNS 18 March 2014
Join uniformed gun crews from Portsdown Artillery Volunteers on Sunday (March 23) as Fort Nelson rings to the sound of spectacular free gun-firings.
INSPIRED BY HERALDRY – NEW EXHIBITION TO OPEN IN LEEDS 13 March 2014
Step back in time and discover the fascinating world of coats of arms in the Yorkshire Heraldry Society’s new exhibition opening at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds.
ROYAL ARMOURIES APPOINTS FIVE NEW TRUSTEES 10 March 2014
Royal Armouries today announces the appointment of five new trustees – Dr Andrew Burnett, Professor Anne Curry, Jason Kingsley, Christine Mayer and Deborah Mills.
POWER AND MIGHT 11 February 2014
Experience the power and might of a mighty Victorian field gun on Sunday, February 23, when uniformed gunners stage the latest in a series of spectacular free gun firings at Royal Armouries Museum at Fort Nelson.
HEAD BACK TO SCHOOL THIS HALF-TERM – VICTORIAN STYLE! 27 January 2014
History comes to life at Royal Armouries Museum at Fort Nelson this February half-term (February 17 to 21) as Victorian children’s lives go under the spotlight.
SHARP-SHOOTING WILD WEST FUN 24 January 2014
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.
LATEST HOBBIT SWORD JOINS THE ROYAL ARMOURIES 12 December 2013
The Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds marks the launch of the epic film – The Hobbit; The Desolation of Smaug – today (Friday) by showcasing the latest addition in our iconic The Swords of Middle-earth display.
MERRY CHRISTMAS – FORT NELSON STYLE! 6 December 2013
Step back in time at Royal Armouries Museum at Fort Nelson this festive season and enjoy the sights, smells and sounds of a traditional Victorian Christmas.
HEAD OF TOKUGAWA FAMILY MARKS 400TH ANNIVERSARY OF SAILING FROM JAPAN OF FIRST BRITISH SHIP TO VISIT. 4 December 2013
A highly significant historic ceremony takes place at Royal Armouries’ ancestral home – the White Tower at the Tower of London – on Friday, December 6, marking the departure of The Clove from Japan in 1613.
REAL WEAPONS FROM VIRTUAL WORLDS 15 November 2013
War gamers are being offered a rare chance to handle real weapons from fantasy worlds – including those featured in best-selling games, Assassin’s Creed and Call of Duty.
HONOURING THE FALLEN 8 November 2013
Poppies will be dropped to commemorate local servicemen and women who have lost their lives in recent conflicts as part of the Armistice Day Commemoration at the Royal Armouries, Leeds, on Monday, November 11.
INSTALLATION BY RENOWNED ARTIST DESIGNER MARK HUMPHREY PAYS TRIBUTE TO THOSE WHO HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES IN WAR 4 November 2013
Museum visitors and passers-by are being invited to dedicate and insert a poppy into a brand new sculpture due to be installed at the Royal Armouries in Leeds, today (Monday).
THE LAST STAND – NEW EXHIBITION TO OPEN IN LEEDS 30 October 2013
Award-winning photographer Marc Wilson brings his stunning exhibition The Last Stand to the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds next week – documenting some of the last physical remnants of 20th century warfare in the UK and Northern Europe.
OTHER RANKS – LEST WE FORGET 30 October 2013
The power of sound is the focal point in capturing the promises made, and the price paid by those serving under the British flag, in a new exhibition opening at Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson, on November 4.
HONOURING THE FALLEN 25 October 2013
Royal Armouries Museum at Fort Nelson will ring to the sound of First World War gun salutes to mark Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day.
TESTIMONY TO VICTORIAN RESOURCEFULNESS 18 October 2013
Uniformed gunners from the Portsdown Artillery Volunteers will fire one of the mightiest guns in the Royal Armouries’ national collection next Sunday (October 27) – of the type mounted on Fort Nelson’s spectacular ramparts.
ARMOURIES JOINS SEARCH FOR ENGLAND’S LOST KING – RICHARD III 31 January 2013
Royal Armouries’ curator forms part of expert academic team investigating the “skeleton in the car park” discovery – possibly the human remains of a lost king, Richard III.
FESTIVE FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY 30 November 2012
Head to the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds this December for a Victorian Christmas with a twist.
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