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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.
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.
MARKING THE BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR 10 October 2013
Royal Armouries at Fort Nelson marks Lord Nelson’s famous victory at the Battle of Trafalgar next Sunday (October 20) with the firing of a 208-year-old gun.
FORT NELSON'S DARKER HISTORY RE-TOLD THIS HALLOWEEN 10 October 2013
Ghostly tales of hauntings and untimely death come under the spotlight at Fort Nelson this October half-term as part of a terrifying trio of Halloween events.
UNIQUE INSIGHT INTO THE WORLD OF TUDOR GUNS 1 October 2013
History will come alive at the Royal Armouries Museum at Fort Nelson next Saturday (October 12) as our curators explain the heavy artillery used on King Henry VIII’s favourite warship, The Mary Rose, which sank in The Solent in 1545.
PACKING A POWERFUL PUNCH 19 September 2013
Fort Nelson will ring to the sound of a mighty 13-inch Land Service Mortar on Sunday (September 29) in the latest of Royal Armouries’ spectacular free gun firings.
SECOND WORLD WAR HISTORY COMES ALIVE 18 September 2013
History comes to life for Year Six pupils at Padnell Junior School tomorrow Wednesday (September 18) as they undergo a Second World War-style evacuation programme, led by their teachers and the Royal Armouries’ education team from Fort Nelson.
ARMS FOR IRAQ – REVEALING THE TRUTH BEHIND THE IRAQI SUPERGUN PROJECT 18 September 2013
Join Royal Armouries’ Senior Curator of Firearms Mark Murray-Flutter as he lifts the lid on one of the most remarkable arms stories of the 20th century – the story of Dr Gerald Bull and the Iraqi Supergun.
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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