The Royal Armouries rolls out its big boys’ toys for Fathers’ Day - Tuesday, 15 June 2010
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 in Leeds.
Britain’s oldest museum – 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.
Other highlights at the Clarence Dock event include a vintage double-decker bus display, live dramatic performances, and free tours of the national collection of arms and armour in the museum galleries.
Museum director Peter Armstrong said, “This is a great opportunity to give dads a special day out, with low-cost, exciting events aimed at entertaining all the family.”
Programme and prices
the programme runs on Saturday and Sunday:
Fathers’ Day Joust: 2pm, £2.50 adults, £1.50 concessions.
Falconry: 12 noon, £1.50 adults, £1 concessions.
Have-a-go Sword: £3 per child, minimum age 8 years, or minimum height restriction, 4ft.
Museum entrance, live performances and the vintage bus display are all free.
This event is part of the Royal Armouries’ Dangerously Entertaining programme of events for 2010! For more information regarding Fathers’ Day weekend, plus other forthcoming events, visit www.royalarmouries.org
Tel: 0113 220 1978
Notes to editors
- Royal Armouries is the national museum of arms and armour and has sites in Leeds, HM Tower of London, Fort Nelson and Louisville, Kentucky. It is the first British national museum to open a permanent presence in another country
- Admission to the museum is free. However, there may be a small charge for some special events.
- Open all year daily, 10am-5pm. Closed 24-25 December
- Information Line: 0113 220 1999
- Website: www.royalarmouries.org
- The Royal Armouries Museum should not be confused with Royal Armouries International plc, the private sector corporate hospitality business.