- Starts at: 12:00am Saturday 2 June 2012
- Finishes at: 12:00am Sunday 10 June 2012
- Suitable for: Everyone
- Event type: Family Activity
12:00am Saturday 2nd June 2012 - 12:00am Sunday 10th June 2012 at Leeds
Sat 2 – Sun 10 June
Join us to celebrate HM The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Explore the treasures of our royal heritage, including the magnificent collection of arms and armour of King Henry VIII.
Tuesday 5 June, afternoon
10am – 5pm
Free tea, coffee, scones, biscuits and juice.
There will be entertainment from majorette groups and live music to dance to, provided by the band Anything Goes between 12:30 and 3pm.
The Jubilee Celebrations in London will be screened live in the Royal Armouries Hall on large TV screens all day, and the whole museum will be “jubilantly” decorated in Blue White and Red.
Royal-themed talks and tours will also take place in the museum throughout the day.
Admission is FREE and everyone is welcome
Royal Treasure Trail
Explore the galleries and find the royal treasures.
Free trail and puzzle sheet
Prize draw for all correct entries
Experience the thrill of watching magnificent birds of prey in a live flying demonstration.
Saturday 2 June
Tuesday 5 June
Times: 1pm & 3pm
A fantastic opportunity to handle and fly birds of prey. These unforgettable experiences are provided in small groups and supervised throughout by expert falconers.
Times: 1.45pm, 3.45pm
Maximum 10 places per session
A breathtaking charge through history featuring some of the best stunt-riders in the business.
Sunday 3 June
Monday 4 June
Times: 12pm and 3:00pm
Atkinson Action Horses
You’ve probably already seen Atkinson’s horses in action without even knowing it. They regularly perform on prime-time television and in blockbuster films.
Recent credits include The King’s Speech, Russell Crowe’s Robin Hood
and Steven Spielberg’s War Horse.
Atkinson Action Horses is a professional group of stunt riders and trainers performing throughout the UK and around the world.
Fit for a King: Royal armour of the Tudors and Stuarts
A lecture telling the story of royal armour fashion, illustrated with surviving pieces. Followed by a guided tour of the Tournament gallery.
The lecture will be followed by a guided tour of the Tournament gallery.
Date:: 7 June 2012
Time: 6.30 – 8.30pm
Tickets: £5 (Refreshments included)
Talks and Tours
Explore the Museum on a guided tour or listen in at one of our fascinating talks. See the daily What’s On guide for more information.
Jesters Yard Play Area
Create a colourful crown – plus lots more fun activities for children 0-10.
£2.50 per child