Education services



It’s time to get your pupils out of the classroom for a unique and memorable learning experience at the Royal Armouries.

Tailored to meet the demands of the new history curriculum, our sessions will enhance the study of key periods and chronology.

Many of the old favourites such as the Tudors, English Civil Wars, and trench warfare are still available, but we have introduced several exciting new sessions for key stages 1–3 and study days for GCSE History students.

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.

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?

The fort with its back to the sea

Fort Nelson, which sits proudly above Portsmouth Harbour, originally pointed its guns inland. At the time it was feared that a French attack would come by land, and not sea.