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Curators talks

The Spotlight Series of talks are given by our curators, and as some of the world’s leading experts in arms and armour, there are a wide range of arms and armour, and related topics.

Groups can request a particular topic for a talk or lecture from the list of available titles.

Seminars and talks are available at Royal Armouries Fort Nelson and Leeds.
Please check each listing for venue location, time and capacity.

Duration: 1–2 hours
Price: £5
Tickets: Available online or call 0113 220 1888


  • This series of seminars will give you an opportunity to experience first hand some of the finest objects from the Royal Armouries great collections.

Did you know?

Is newer better?

The last cast-iron British smoothbore cannon, the 68 pounder, was 8 inches (203 mm), the same calibre as the heaviest guns of King Henry VIII three hundred years earlier. Their performance was probably not very different either!

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